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St Jerome

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved mother of pearl

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr T. Whitcombe Green

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This relief representing St. Jerome was probably made in the 17th century Italy. This relief is flat and much thicker at the base.

Physical description

Carved mother of pearl relief depicting St Jerome. St Jerome, naked except for a loincloth, kneels leaning forward to the left, holding up a cross in his left hand. He looks upwards over his left shoulder to where the mouth of a trumpet appears in the clouds. Before St Jerome are a book and a skull, in the foreground the lion, on the right a pilgrim's hat at the mouth of the cave. The relief is flat and much thicker at the base.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


17th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Carved mother of pearl


Height: 6 cm, Width: 5 cm

Descriptive line

Carved mother of pearl relief depicting St Jerome, Italy, 17th century

Subjects depicted

Lions (animals); Trumpets; Books; Skull; Hat; Crosses (objects); Caves


Christianity; Sculpture


Sculpture Collection

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