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Saint John the Evangelist

Date:
13th century
Geography:
Made in Tyrol, Austria
Culture:
Austrian
Medium:
Wood and paint
Dimensions:
Overall: 50 3/4 x 12 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. (128.9 x 32.4 x 21.6 cm)
Brass dowel: 1/2 in. (1.3 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Wood
Credit Line:
Gift of Thomas F. Ryan, 1912
Accession Number:
12.200.1
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 08
Carved almost in the round, this figure and that of John the Evangelist to the right of the door originally flanked a sculpture of Christ on the cross. The group was probably installed on a beam that spanned the width of a church choir. The figures reminded the faithful of the words in John's Gospel (19:26-27): "When Jesus therefore has seen his mother and the disciple whom he loved, he saith to his mother: Woman behold thy son. After that he saith to the disciple: Behold thy mother."
Thomas Fortune Ryan, New York (until 1912)
Rorimer, James J., and William Holmes Forsyth. "The Medieval Galleries." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 12, no. 6 (February 1954). p. 131.

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