On the left panel the saint is carried away after he has been battered by the devil. In the sacred story he is once again assaulted and tossed high into the air by the devils.
THE TEMPTATION OF SAINT ANTHONY
Saint Anthony won a lot of praise in Hiëronymus Bosch’s heyday. He resisted diabolical temptations, in sharp contrast with the ordinary mortals, as this triptych portrays in splendid colours.