Saint Anthony

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Martin Schongauer, Saint Anthony Tormented by Demons, c. 1470-1475, engraving, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Anthony (251-356) lived as a hermit for twenty years in Egypt.  He was frequently tempted during this time, and these tempatations are the basis for many representations of him.  He eventually left his ascetic life to become a spirtual guide, and is said to have been a living saint who worked miracles.

Other attributes include a bell (a sign of hermits, used to drive away demons), pig (representative of the Friars of Saint Anthony who raised swine), and fire.