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Saint John the Baptist

Saint John the Baptist

c. 1550

Gilt bronze

Overall: 21.8 cm (8 9/16 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1947.28

Description

This small bronze, covered with gold, was produced in multiple versions. Saint John stands here, looking calm and composed, in a rather graceful pose. This piece has a sense of forward motion even though the figure appears to be leaning back in this stance. Elegant and subtle, this piece is a beautiful example of small cast Renaissance bronzes.

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