Saint John the Baptist
- Early Baroque
- Date of creation
- Material and technique
- Oak wood; carving techniques
- Height 110 cm
- The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Wroclaw, Poland
- The saint stands in counterpoint (on his right leg), facing the viewer. In his right hand, bent at the elbow and raised, he holds a cross on a tall spar resting between his bare feet. His left is hovering over his thigh. He has the face of a mature man with a prominent nose, large eyes under gentle arched eyebrows and a wrinkled, high forehead; a curly beard, moustache and neck-length hair with fringe and curves.
His half-naked body, with a clearly defined anatomy, is covered by animal skin with hair turned up in places; thrown over his right shoulder and slung over his hips, it wraps his legs in front, partially uncovering them, while at the back it reaches his pedestal.