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Mourning Saint John the Evangelist

early 1400s
Overall: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)
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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.
Mourning Saint John the Evangelist

Mourning Saint John the Evangelist

early 1400s

Austria, Upper Rhine, 15th century

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