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Saint Jerome (c. 347-420) was renowned for his translation of the Bible into Latin.
The writing implements, scrolls, and manuscripts testify to Jerome's scholarly pursuits. The sandglass and dying candle allude to the passage of time and remind the viewer that life is short. According to legend, the saint removed a thorn from the paw of a wild lion, which became Jerome's companion, here shown as a household pet. Jerome was considered to be a cardinal of the Church, and a cardinal's red hat hangs prominently on the back wall.