Saint Jerome .

Early XVIIth century- Spain or Italy.

Polychrome carved wooden panel representing Saint Jerome in the desert with his symbols , the saint is almost undressed with a stone in the hand to symbolize a life of penance. He has all around rich garments and at left a red cardinal’s hat to remember that he was a master of the church and a scholar. At the lower right a small lion’s head hidden in the draperies. The picture has an archaic and naif style.

High 68 cm x 44 cm

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