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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 40v

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Apollo of Thebaid: Scene, Vision of Blessed Monk -- Apollo of Thebaid, nimbed, tonsured, with joined hands raised, accompanied by group of tonsured monks, all kneeling and wearing monk’s habits, one with joined hands raised, and one with rosary tied to waist raising left arm, all looking toward nimbed and tonsured monk, wearing monk’s habit, raising right hand in blessing, seated on throne hovering in sky beneath arc of Heaven.
Illustration of Rufinus of Aquileia, Historia Monachorum in Aegypto, Chapter 7.

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