Reliquary monstrance of St. John the Baptist

Base by C. C.

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 550

The inscription on the banderoles held by the two angels flanking the central shaft reads, IOANNE BAPTISTA/NON SURREXIT MAIOR ("There has risen no one greater than John the Baptist" - Matt. 11:11). The other angels hold symbols of the martyrdom of Saint John the Baptist. The relief at the bottom shows his beheading.

Reliquary monstrance of St. John the Baptist, Base by C. C., Silver gilt, Italian, probably Florence

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