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Young Saint John and the Lamb

c. 1680–1700
(Italian, 1664–1742)
Overall: 43.2 x 33 x 25.4 cm (17 x 13 x 10 in.)
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John the Baptist is often accompanied by a lamb as a sign of his intimacy with Christ, the Lamb of God. The depiction of children embracing animals is a motif from antiquity that Piamontini would have known.
Young Saint John and the Lamb

Young Saint John and the Lamb

c. 1680–1700

Giuseppe Piamontini

(Italian, 1664–1742)
Italy, Florence, 17th century

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