Mourning Saint John the Evangelist

Mourning Saint John the Evangelist

early 1400s

Gilt copper

Overall: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1942.1093

Description

These small statuettes would have originally flanked a crucifix as suggested by this arrangement. According to the Gospels, the Virgin and Saint John were present on Golgotha at Christ’s death. Medieval artists frequently depicted them standing next to the cross.

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

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