Carrara marble bust of John the Baptist: late 16th century
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 29cm

Carrara marble bust of John the Baptist: late 16th century

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Marble plaque shaped like a plate bearing the head of John the Baptist. He has a beard and curly hair and his eyes are closed. Half of the plate is missing. This carrara marble was originally painted. It was knocked down from a canopy or altar screen, and thrown into a pit in Shoreditch.
 

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Date

1536 AD - 1565 AD
 

Image Number

000165
 

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