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Saint John the Divine

Date:
ca. 1510–30
Culture:
German
Medium:
Glass-stained; pot metal, white glass, vitreous paint, silver stain
Dimensions:
89 3/8 x 31 1/2 in. (227.0 x 80.0 cm) Overall (with 2 T-bars): 87 7/8 x 28 7/8 x 1/4 in. (223.2 x 73.3 x 0.6 cm) a: 31 3/4 x 28 7/8 x 1/4 in. (80.6 x 73.3 x 0.6 cm) b: 27 5/8 x 28 7/8 x 1/4 in. (70.2 x 73.3 x 0.6 cm) c: 27 x 28 5/8 x 1/4 in. (68.6 x 72.7 x 0.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass-Stained
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
08.52.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
Saint John the Evangelist was the disciple of Christ who was next to him at the Last Supper. The portrayal here refers to later accounts according to which John was handed a cup with poisoned wine from which, at his blessing, a serpent arose. The saint was also a patron saint of the city of Trier.
[ Heilbronner Gallery , until 1908; sold to MMA ]
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