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St. Augustine with Two Praying Monks
  • Germany
  • St. Augustine with Two Praying Monks, circa 1500
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • woodcut
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 197 x 133 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 293 x 199 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 1/2 x 7 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift from the John J. Talleur and Ann Talleur Collection
  • Not on display
  • 1991.0213

A large figure of Saint Augustine entering wearing a bishop's mitre surrounded by a halo. His right hand is raised in blessing gesture. His left hand lightly touches a crown sitting on an open book (bible) in his lap. Kneeling on the ground are two diminutive monks on back side of saint.