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Object Name: Retablo for Saint Jerome (San Jerónimo)
Place of Origin: Mexico
Date/Era: Late 19th to early 20th century
Dimensions: H: 36.4 cm, W: 27.0 cm, D: 2.0 cm (H: 14.3 in, W: 10.6 in, D: .79 in)
Medium/Materials: Metal, paint, glass
Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Lenore Hoag Mulryan.
Accession Number: X96.42.13
Saint Jerome, patron saint of philosophers and scholars, is almost always portrayed as a hermit in the desert with a lion and trumpet. His iconography includes a crucifix, a skull, a scourge, and a book or pen.
Source: Gallery text, Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives, 2006.
See also: Marla C. Berns, World Arts, Local Lives: The Collections of the Fowler Museum at UCLA. Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, 2014.