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

This figure originally stood at the foot of a Crucifixion, as in the complete ivory ensemble (50.182a–g). Despite the gothicizing face of Saint John, the full classical drapery and the firm sense of the body beneath suggest an artist open to Renaissance innovations.

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