The Temptation of Saint Anthony1532
German; Made in Swabia
Colorless glass, silver stain, vitreous paint; Diam. 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Metropolitan Museum, The Cloisters Collection, 1982 (1982.433.5)
test of faith at the hands of a clutch of demons is represented here in
a charming, if somewhat naïve, Late Gothic style. Dressed as an
the saint holds a croz, which terminates in a tau cross and a
bell; he is surrounded by fantastical beasts. The inscription suggests
that the roundel was a donation by a local priest, who kneels before
saint next to his coat of arms. This roundel is stylistically
with other works known to have originated in southern Germany. The
names the village of Kappel and its priest in 1532.
Information and image provided by the Metropolitan Museum.
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