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Saint Jerome appearing to St. Augustine and the Discovery of Flour in St. Benedict’s Monastery

Giovanni Mansuetiaround 1505

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Sitting at his desk, St Augustine is startled by the apparition of St Jerome, who had died shortly before. He informed his friend Augustine that he had been admitted into heaven. Later, in his De Civitate Dei (On the City of God), Augustine stated that souls without sin could take up their place beside God directly after their death, without having to wait until Judgement Day. The coat of arms above the passageway on the right belongs to the Bernardo family from Venice.

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  • Title: Saint Jerome appearing to St. Augustine and the Discovery of Flour in St. Benedict’s Monastery
  • Creator: Giovanni Mansueti
  • Date: around 1505
  • Physical Dimensions: 118 x 158 x 6 cm
  • Provenance: Loan Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands. © Peter Cox/Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht
  • Medium: oil and tempera on panel

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