Statue of St. Anthony, Netherlands, c. 1501-1600

Statue of St Anthony the Hermit, Dutch, 16th 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.
 
Currently on display in:
The Science and Art of Medicine
Year made :
1501-1600
Inventory number :
A71663