Statue of St Anthony the Hermit, Netherlands, 1801-1900

Made:
1801-1900 in Netherlands
maker:
Unknown
Statue of Saint Anthony the Hermit, Dutch, 16th century. Front three quarter view. Graduated grey background. Statue of Saint Anthony the Hermit, Dutch, 16th century. Front view detail of upper figure. Black background.

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Statue of Saint Anthony the Hermit, Dutch, 16th century. Front three quarter view. Graduated grey background.
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Statue of Saint Anthony the Hermit, Dutch, 16th century. Front view detail of upper figure. Black background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Statue of Saint Anthony the Hermit, Dutch, 19th century

Statue of Saint Anthony the Hermit, Dutch, 16th century. St. Anthony was patron saint of those afflicted with ergotism, also known as St. Anthony's fire, a skin disease caused by grain infected by the ergot fungus. St Anthony's fire is symbolised by the flames at the base of this statue.

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A71663
Materials:
complete, oak (wood) and paint
type:
statue
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
credit:
Vieux Venise