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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 46v

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Syrus, Abbot: Scene, Ship provided by God -- Among group of kneeling and tonsured monks, wearing monk’s habits, inculding Isaias and Paul, at least three with hands raised, all accompanying Abbot Syrus, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, kneeling on shore extending hands to boat with oar in river, the boat also held by extended hands of nimbed angel.
Illustration of Rufinus of Aquileia, Historia Monachorum in Aegypto, Chapter 10.

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