This very rare 17th century (c. 1660) Delft tile depicts Anthony the Great (251 - 356). Easily identifiable by the pig on his side and the hermits staff in his hands. Anthony the Great is also known as Saint Anthony, Anthony of Egypt, Anthony the Abbot, Anthony of the Desert, Anthony the Anchorite, and Anthony of Thebes. Last but not least, due to his important role for all later Christian monasticism, he is also known as the Father of All Monks. The tile is decorated with 'French lily' corner motifs and in a good condition with a restored chip on the left side.
|Inventory number||ATS 1528|
|Size (approximately)||5.1" by 5.1" or 13 by 13 cm|
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