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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 44r

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Amoun the Hermit: Scene, overcoming Dragon -- One of two winged dragons, with tongue protruding, the other bent over, possibly bleeding, both before group of men, some hooded, most covering faces with hands or draped hands, beside Amoun the Hermit, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, with right hand raised in blessing and with left hand grasping right hand of male youth, all before open door of building.
Illustration of Rufinus of Aquileia, Historia Monachorum in Aegypto, Chapter 8.

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