Saint John

Date: ca. 1560

Culture: Flemish

Medium: Boxwood

Dimensions: Height: 11 in. (27.9 cm)

Classification: Sculpture-Miniature

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1947

Accession Number: 47.3.2

Description

These figures (see also 47.3.1) originally stood at the foot of a Crucifixion, as in the complete ivory ensemble in a nearby case. Despite the Gothicizing face of Saint John, the full classical drapery and the firm sense of the bodies beneath suggest an artist open to Renaissance innovations.

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