Scenes from the Life of Saint Augustine of Hippo

Scenes from the Life of Saint Augustine of Hippo

Aritist: Master of Saint Augustine 

Culture: South Netherlandish 

Classification: Paintings-Panels

The reason for the ecclesiastical dress was to establish a distance between the person wearing the dress and everyone else. The dress was designed to hide the body instead of showing it off. It was worn by the clergy, which conveyed dignity and respectability. Saint Augustine wears the ecclesiastical dress, conveying his power. 

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