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Plaquette saint john the baptist

Plaquette saint john the baptist

  • Place of origin:

    Venice (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1500 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by D. M. Currie

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze plaquette representing St John the Baptist was made in Venice, in about 1500.

Physical description

Plaquette in bronze, St. John the Baptist. St. John is standing between two low trees blessing with his right hand and holding a book. A lamb is lying in his left. On his left arm is a cross to which is attached a scroll.

Place of Origin

Venice (made)


ca. 1500 (made)



Marks and inscriptions



Diameter: 59 mm

Descriptive line

Bronze Italian 15th-16th cent

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Maclagan, Eric. Catalogue of Italian Plaquettes. London, 1924. p. 58.
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Beschreibung der Bildwerke der christlichen Epoche. Dritte Auflage. Zweiter Band. DIE Italienischen Bronzen der Renaissance und des Barock. Zweiter Teil: Reliefs und Plaketten. Bearbeitet von E. F. Bange. Berlin und Leipzig, 1922. no. 585.
Königliche Museen zu Berlin. Beschreibung der Bildwerke der christlichen Epoche. Zweite Auflage, Band II. Die Italienischen Bronzen. Berlin, 1904. no. 1071.



Subjects depicted

Trees; Scroll; Lamb; Book


Plaques & Plaquettes


Sculpture Collection

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