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Saint Jerome

National Heritage Board, Singapore

National Heritage Board, Singapore

Philippines, Manila, late 17th or early 18th century
Ivory
Intramuros Administration Collection, Manila

Saint Jerome kneels and holds the stone he used to beat his chest in penance for the visions of pleasure he experienced. His heavy robes create a powerful image that can be admired from all sides.

Born in Dalmatia in the 4th century, Jerome was one of the four Doctors of the Latin Church. He is credited as the author of the Latin translation of the Bible, and is often portrayed as an old hermit in penitence.

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