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  • Place of origin:

    Spain (made)

  • Date:

    late 16th or early 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This plaquette representing St. John the Baptist holding a book with the Agnus Dei was probably made in the late 16th or early 17th century Spain.

Physical description

Plaquette in bronze, St. John the Baptist. A three-quarter length figure, clothes in sheepskin and holding in the left hand a book with the Angus Dei. By St. John's side a forked pennon and a cruciform staff.

Place of Origin

Spain (made)


late 16th or early 17th century (made)



Marks and inscriptions



Height: 10.3 cm, Width: 7.2 cm

Descriptive line

Plaquette St. John the Baptist, Bronze Spanish late 16th or early 17th century.

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

Cf. Bange, E. F. ed. 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. Berlin und Leipzig, 1922. no. 1057.
Cf. Königliche Museen zu Berlin. Beschreibung der Bildwerke der christlichen Epoche. Zweite Auflage, Band II. Die Italienischen Bronzen. Berlin, 1904. no. 1072.
Hill, G. F. The Whitcombe Greene plaquettes. The Burlington magazine for connoisserus. XXX. 1917. p. 110.
Cf. Costilla, Manuel Aullo. Ensayo de un catálogo de plaquetas o bronces reliosos españoles. Arte Español. 16, 1946/47. pl. III:18.
Weber, Ingrid. Deutsche, Niederländische und Französische Renaissanceplaketten. Herstellung: F. Bruckmann KG, München, 1975. pl. 298. no. 1042.



Subjects depicted

Book; Pennon; Staff


Plaques & Plaquettes; Christianity


Sculpture Collection

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