Saint Augustine of Hippo. Line engraving by P. de Jode the younger after E. Quellinus after J. Mantelius.
- Mantelius, Johannes, 1599-1676.
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Left and right, women bestowing laurel crowns on the saint. The woman on the left holds keys and a book and wears a triple crown: she may represent the church. The woman on the right holds a pyramid; she may represent religion. Above, cherubs holding episcopal attributes, and blowing the trumpets of fame: one of the trumpets has a pennant depicting a burning heart. Below the trumpets, an eagle
Below the portrait, the cadavers of four people, with snakes, representing heresies
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