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

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1) Mutius of Egypt: Scene, Vision of Christ -- Mutius of Egypt, raising both hands to left cheek, lying prone on roof of building, inside which nude man is submerged in basin of water, with joined hands raised, his head poured with water from small dish held in right hand of tonsured monk, wearing monk’s habit. Outside the building, Christ, cross-nimbed, descending with right hand extended, over garden of lilies and roses.
2) Mutius of Egypt: Scene, Vision of Christ -- At far right, group of nimbed and tonsured monks, wearing monk’s habits, seated, all looking toward one another, possibly including Mutius of Egypt (most with only nimbi visible).
Scenes in common landscape.
Illustration of Rufinus of Aquileia, Historia Monachorum in Aegypto, Chapter 9.

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