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St Jerome (10) - Anonymous

St Jerome (10)


Brabant (early sixteenth century)

This fine example of Brabant woodcarving summarises all of St Jerome’s different facets: the lion at his feet, a book in his hand - referring to his Bible translation and to his erudition and theological knowledge in general - the red hat and the cardinal’s gown over his penitent’s robe. His weather-beaten face, with its long beard, and his forward movement, suggesting resolution and vigour.

From the collection of Museum M, Leuven