St. Anthony Burying St. Paul the Hermit

From the Belles Heures du Duc de Berry
French, early 15th century
The Cloisters, New York City

In Jerome's life of St. Paul the Hermit and in the Golden Legend, Paul is buried by St. Anthony Abbot with the help of two lions. This artist has added a third lion to the mix and placed a fountain, suggestive of the many water images in scripture, in front of Paul's cave.

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Photographed at the Cloisters by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.