Fra Lippo Lippi and Workshop
St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1975.1.70b, Lehman Collection

The little black devil that St. Bernard holds on a chain is a reference to his many exorcisms. As usual, he wears the white habit of the Cistercians and holds a book.

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