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AN ALABASTER RELIEF OF THE HEAD OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST
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AN ALABASTER RELIEF OF THE HEAD OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

ENGLISH, NOTTINGHAM, LATE 15TH CENTURY

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AN ALABASTER RELIEF OF THE HEAD OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST
ENGLISH, NOTTINGHAM, LATE 15TH CENTURY
The head of St John the Baptist is represented on a dish, the wound made by Herodias is depicted over the left eye; above two angels bear a small figure on a cloth representing the soul of the saint; below Christ stands in the tomb; flanked by St Peter and St Thomas a Becket and above them St Catherine and St Dorothy
11 5/8 x 7 1/8 in. (29.5 x 18 cm)
Provenance
Private collection, England, where acquired, circa 1960.
Private collection, Spain.
Literature
COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
F. Cheetham, English Medieval Alabasters, Oxford, 1984, nos. 246-256.

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