St. John the Baptist is depicted as a desert hermit as mentioned in the Bible. He is portrayed with a book; symbolising the Scriptures and a lamb; symbolising Jesus. The sculptor has taken few artistic liberties in the depiction of the beast-skin that is shown as a full garment with wide sleeves and of his long, tidy hair and not adopting the unkempt look more in line with the saint's life.


  • Title: St. John the Baptist
  • Date Created: 18 Century CE
  • Location: Goa, India
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: CSMVS, Mumbai
  • Medium: Polychrome Wood

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