Temptation of Saint Anthony of Egypt

c. 1400s
Overall: 46.4 x 38.6 cm (18 1/4 x 15 3/16 in.)
Location: not on view
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Saint Anthony (AD 251–356) was a Christian monk from Egypt, revered since his death as a saint. Many of his tales are conveyed in the Golden Legend, a classic work of the Middle Ages containing lively tales of saints’ miracles written in a simple style for a wide audience. This scene illustrates the supernatural temptation faced by Saint Anthony during his retreat to the Egyptian desert. The saint is being tempted by hideous demons, which he resisted.
Temptation of Saint Anthony of Egypt

Temptation of Saint Anthony of Egypt

c. 1400s

France, c. 15th century

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