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Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 5v

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Anthony Abbot the Great: Scene, tempted by Demons -- To left, youthful Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, raising hands before winged devil with claw feet, bearded and horned, wearing tunic, with both hands extending objects (riches), including crown, two purses, and possibly dagger.
At right, youthful Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, leaning head on right arm, partly reclines on chair, confronted by extended arms of devil in guise of woman, horned and winged.
Scenes in common landscape.
Scene in Athanasius, Life of Anthony Abbot the Great.

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