Saint Anthony Abbot

about 1365-70, Jacopo di Cione and workshop

This painting is part of the group: The Littleton Pilaster Saints
On loan from the Rector and Churchwardens of St Mary Magdalene Church, Littleton, © St Mary Magdalene Church, Littleton

Saint Anthony Abbot is regarded as the founder of monasticism in the West. He was born in Egypt in about 251, and died in the year 356.

He organised hermits into loosely associated communities, but spent much of his life in solitude when he endured physical and spiritual temptations. The austerity and wisdom of his life is recorded in a biography of him written by Saint Athanasius.

Other paintings in this group: The Littleton Pilaster Saints

Beata Paola
Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
Beata Paola
Saint Luke
Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
Saint Luke
Saint Peter Damian
Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
Saint Peter Damian
Saint Bruno Boniface
Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
Saint Bruno Boniface
Saint John the Evangelist
Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
Saint John the Evangelist

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