St Anthony. Old or ...?

Discussion in 'Art' started by Marote, Feb 11, 2024.

  1. Marote

    Marote Well-Known Member

    This was sold to me as a St. Anthony figurine, and his hairdo does seem to fit the description :)
    Is it old, or is it just a well weathered vintage/modern piece?
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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    St. Anthony is traditionally shown with the Christ child sitting on his arm, facing outward.
     
  3. LauraGarnet02

    LauraGarnet02 Well-Known Member

    St Francis is my first reaction. Is it made of concrete?
     
  4. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    A monk with a book makes me think of St. Jerome.
     
  5. Marote

    Marote Well-Known Member

    St Francis might be correct, as he looks a lot like this St. Francis
    Naamloos.jpg
    And
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_of_Assisi
    " Having obtained a coarse woolen tunic, the dress then worn by the poorest Umbrian peasants, he tied it around himself with a knotted rope"

    I'm terrible at identifying materials...:sorry: I was hoping the close-up photos would lead to answers here :)
    I did spot this glistening bit.
    IMG_4839-2.jpg
    Not sure if it's in the stone, but if so, that could be glass and would be an indication of concrete, right?
     
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  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I think a weathered piece from the 1960s or so. These casts used to be quite popular.
    I think it is St Francis, with that knotted rope.
    That is a different Anthony, St Anthony of Padua.
    The Anthony meant here is probably the one we call "Antonius Abt" in Dutch. Translates as Anthony Abbot, does that ring a bell?
    Antonius Abt is depicted with a book, sometime a staff or a cross, and often an animal, usually a pig(let).
     
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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Antonius Abt:

    Abt.jpg
     
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    Marote Well-Known Member

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