The Temptation of Saint Anthony

Swabia, 1532
Colorless glass, silver stain, vitreous paint; Diam. 8 in. (20.3 cm)
The Cloisters, New York City, 1982.433.5

Wearing the habit of the Antonine order, the saint struggles with temptations pictured as various monsters. His left hand holds his attributes: the tau-top staff and the bell.

The inscription identifies the figure kneeling at 7 o'clock as the donor: Martinus Widman Pfarrer Cappel, "Martin Widman, parish vicar of Cappel." Next to the figure is the priest's coat of arms.

At 5 o'clock just inside the border is the date, 1532.

Photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City