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The Sculpture of St. John the Baptist

Author, school, workshop
late Renaissance
AD 1622
Material and technique
wood, polychromy (distemper), gilding, silvering
Height: 49 cm, Width: 21,5 cm
The altar, the Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary’s the Queen of Poland in Iwięcino
This is a fully relief sculpture of John the Baptist which finds itself to the right of the altar’s crown (heraldically to the left). St.John the Baptist is holding a tiny golden cup in his right hand which he lifts delicately.In his left he keeps a lamb resting on the shut book. His dress is limited to a long silver, animal skin which is tied across his left arm. As a result his right arm and left tight are nude.