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Saint John the Baptist

Olivier de Gand and Fernan Muñoz1510/1518

Convent of Christ

Convent of Christ
Tomar, Portugal

Sculpture of Saint John the Baptist created by the Flemish woodcarver Olivier de Grand (and his assistant Fernão de Munoz), who was hired by King Manuel I in the first half of the 16th century. His mission was to enrich the iconographic program of the Templar chapel with wood sculpted images over cormels and canopies, in the frontal arches and in the ambulatory wall of the chapel.

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  • Title: Saint John the Baptist
  • Creator: Olivier de Gand, Fernan Muñoz
  • Date Created: 1510/1518
  • Location Created: Tomar, Portugal
  • Physical Dimensions: 166 cm
  • Type: Madeira policromada
  • Rights: DGPC em Portugal - José Paulo Ruas
  • Medium: Painted wood

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