Saint John the Baptist

c. 1500–1525
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This statuette belongs to a group of terracotta sculptures representing David (from the OldTestament) and Saint John (from the New Testament) produced by a still unidentified Florentine artist and his studio in the late 1400s and early 1500s. Giventheir scale, it seems likely that these sculptures were intended for use in private homes rather than churches.
Saint John the Baptist

Saint John the Baptist

c. 1500–1525

Master of the Saint John Statuettes

Italy, Florence, 16th century

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