This statue is a three dimensional adaption of bird with letter from Hieronymus Bosch’s famous alter painting of the temptation of saint Anthony. It is reproduced with fine details, exquisite color and part of the parastone mouse ion 3d collection of collectible statues. What a treat to bring alive Bosch’s northern renaissance painting in a new way! about the artwork – the temptation of saint Anthony saint Anthony won a lot of praise in Hieronymus Bosch’s heyday. He resisted diabolical temptations, in sharp contrast with the ordinary mortals, as this triptych portrays in splendid colors. The closed panels show the arrest and crucifixion of Jesus. The inscription on this note in the beak of this birdlike monster on skates could throw a light on the contemplated symbolism. Unfortunately, this text, which is difficult to read, is open to various interpretations, but none of them are proven to be accurate. The postman-like freak is perhaps delivering a letter to the conspiring figures in the hole under the bridge. The funnel on this curious bird¹s head gives him a preposterous appearance. This headgear is referred to elsewhere as wisdom or absent-mindedness, but that symbolism seems unsuitable here. Reproduction material : collectible quality, resin with hand-painted color details, matte and glossy finish. Statue replica is from the highly collectible parastone mouse ion 3d collection. Included with replica: full color card with image of original artwork. Description card about artist and artwork. Both cards are in four languages. Statue dimensions : 4.5 In. X 4 in. X 2.5 In.