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The Temptation of Saint Anthony
Lieven van Lathem (Flemish, about 1430 - 1493)
Antwerp (illuminated), Belgium; Ghent (written), Belgium (Place Created)
Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, silver paint, and ink on parchment
Ms. 37 (89.ML.35), fol. 33
Leaf: 12.4 × 9.2 cm (4 7/8 × 3 5/8 in.)
Saint Anthony looks up from his prayer book and rosary to see a beautiful woman offering a chalice. Anthony Abbot withdrew to the Egyptian desert in the 300s to live a hermit's life. According to his biographer, Anthony endured many assaults from the devil in the form of seductive and horrible visions. Here the
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