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

Made:
1801-1900 in Netherlands
Statue of St Anthony the Hermit, Netherlands, 1801-1900 (statue) Statue of Saint Anthony the Hermit, Dutch, 16th century Statue of Saint Anthony the Hermit, Dutch, 16th century

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Statue of Saint Anthony the Hermit, Dutch, 16th century
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Statue of Saint Anthony the Hermit, Dutch, 16th century
Science Museum Group Collection
© 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
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A71663
Materials:
oak (wood), paint and complete
Measurements:
overall: 476 mm x 116 mm x 158 mm, 2.3 kg
type:
statue
credit:
Vieux Venise