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Saint John, wearing a mournful expression, is enveloped in a mantle. He holds his right hand to his cheek, while his left hand holds a book. His gesture, posture, and expression are similar to the Saint John on a relief on one of the retables in the Basilica of Saint-Denis. The figure may be a modern creation based on the figure of John in the Saint-Denis relief.

Sources:
- Joan A. Holladay and Susan L. Ward, _Gothic Sculpture in America III: The Museums of New York and Pennsylvania_, 2016, 590-591.

Details

  • Title: Saint John the Evangelist
  • Location Created: France
  • Physical Dimensions: H. 33 1/2, W. 11 1/2, D. 7 in. (85.2 x 29.2 x 17.7 cm)
  • Medium: Limestone, with polychromy
  • Date: 13th century or modern
  • Collection: Medieval
  • Accession Number: 09.SP.100

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