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Saint Jude Thaddeus the Apostle

Author, school, workshop
Georg Zeller
Early Baroque
Material and technique
Oak wood; carving techniques
Height 110 cm
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Wroclaw, Poland
The saint stands facing the viewer. He raises his right arm, bent at the elbow, in front of him and holds a mace in his left arm, which is tilted to the side. He has a beard and moustache, a focused expression with a prominent nose, a penetrating gaze under the kinked arches of his eyebrows. His hair, parted in the middle, is sleek over his high forehead and slightly wavy at the sides, reaching his neck.

The saint's underskirt is visible in parts: the narrow sleeves, the right shoulder and the collar standing around his neck. The upper cloak covers almost his entire torso. With vertical folds, it reaches his bare feet and, thrown over his right shoulder at the chest, it is wrinkled and forms horizontal folds.

The statue of the saint was originally placed on the spot now occupied by St. James the Elder.