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Saint Simon 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. In his right hand he lifts, instead of a saw, a disc of unknown origin. His old head of long stubble is framed above a high forehead by smoothly combed hair, ruffled at the sides in waves. He has a focused expression on his face; a slightly furrowed forehead and eyebrows above squinted, large eyes; a large nose and parted lips.

Over an undersleeved robe with long, narrow sleeves, reaching down to his bare feet, is a cloak which, covering his right shoulder and back, is draped over his chest and knotted over the other shoulder. With his right hand, the saint holds up its drooping hem.

The statue of the Saint was originally placed on the spot now occupied by St Andrej.