Saint Anthony Abbot
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.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
documented 1365; died 1398 -1400
Full title
Saint Anthony Abbot
Group
Date made
about 1365-70
Medium and support
Tempera on panel
Dimensions
49.7 x 11.6 x 2.4 cm
Acquisition credit
On loan from the Rector and Churchwardens of St Mary Magdalene Church, Littleton
Inventory number
L1083
Location in Gallery

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