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Fat Belly with Dagger
By Hieronymus Bosch (ca. 1450-1519)
From the work "The Temptation of Saint Anthony." On the right panel of the triptych, The Temptation of Saint Anthony, the devoted saint turns his head from the naked devil queen and her entourage. His gaze points at a set table, as a symbol for greed. The dagger in the creature's fat belly shows the consequences of intemperance. His eyes look out at you in acknowledgment. T his statue replica of Bosch's two dimensional painting has extraordinary details from all side. You will look at it in wonder as to how Bosch's mind conceived of such an unusual little fellow.
Dimensions: 4 in. x 3.5 in. x 2.75 in. 0.6 lb. Made of quality resin with hand-painted color details.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK: THE TEMPTATION OF SAINT ANTHONY Saint Anthony won a lot of praise in HiŽronymus Bosch's heyday. He resisted diabolical temptations, in sharp contrast with the ordinary mortals, as this triptych portrays in splendid colors. The closed panels show the arrest and crucifixion of Jesus.