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Saint John the Baptist

Saint John the Baptist

c. 1500

attributed to Jan Crocq

(Netherlandish, act. 1486-1510)

Tonnerre limestone

Overall: 163 x 59 x 40 cm (64 3/16 x 23 1/4 x 15 3/4 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2017.54

Description

John the Baptist was one of the most beloved and widely venerated saints of the Middle Ages. He is depicted here wearing his traditional camel hair fleece beneath a luxuriant outer mantle. The sculpture is attributed to Jan Crocq, a Netherlandish artist active at the court of René II, Duke of Lorraine at Nancy from 1486 to 1510, and noted for his naturalistic treatment of hair and costume.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Gothic
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture

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