First half of 16th
In this period St. Jerome was often represented with
spectacles such as
those seen here on the desk in front of the skull. The
joins the clock and the two nearly-extinguished candles in
attention to the transience of the world that we see
window. It is also a conventional prop in images of
are the crucifix on the mantle and the scourge in the
lower left of the
Below the clock we see a laver, a pot-shaped vessel for
the water that priests and deacons used to wash their
hands before the eucharistic liturgy.
More of St. Jerome
site by Richard Stracke.