The names of Saints Augustine, Jerome, and Gregory are inscribed on the books held by the angels. The absence of Saint Ambrose from the group (the heads are missing) indicates that the standard form of identifying the Church Fathers had not yet been established.
Sigismond Bardac(?), Paris; [ Arnold Seligmann (1860–1935), Cologne (sold 1919)]
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