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Saint Vincent Ferrer (1350–1419)

Date:
late 17th century
Culture:
Spanish
Medium:
Wood, polychromed and gilded
Dimensions:
5-1/8 x 5-3/4 in. (13.0 x 14.6 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Miniature
Credit Line:
Bequest of Gwynne M. Andrews, 1931
Accession Number:
31.33.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 535
This Spanish Dominican (ca. 1350–1419), often depicted with wings, was known as "the Angel of Judgment." His charismatic preaching warned of the imminence of death and Judgment Day and urged repentance and penance. Ferrer converted many thousands of nonbelievers both within and outside Spain.
Gwynne M. Andrews (until 1931; bequeathed to MMA)
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