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The Temptation of Saint Anthony

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Creator Nationality: European; Northern European; German
Creator Name-CRT: German
Title: The Temptation of Saint Anthony
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Creation Start Date: 1532
Creation End Date: 1532
Creation Date: 1532
Object Type: Architecture
Classification Term: Glass-Stained
Materials and Techniques: Colorless glass, silver stain, vitreous paint
Dimensions: Diam. 8 in. (20.3 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1982.433.5
Credit Line: The Cloisters Collection, 1982

Saint Anthony Abbot's test of faith at the hands of a clutch of demons is represented here in a charming, if somewhat naive, Late Gothic style. Dressed as an abbot, the saint holds a crosier, which terminates in a tau cross and a mendicant's bell; he is surrounded by fantastical beasts. The inscription suggests that the roundel was a donation by a local priest, who kneels before the saint next to his coat of arms.

This roundel is stylistically consistent with other works known to have originated in southern Germany. The inscription names the village of Kappel and its priest in 1532.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1982.433.5
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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