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polychromed limewood
133.0 × 40.1 × 25.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Accession Number
International Sculpture
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1941
Gallery location
14th - 16th Century Gallery - Painting & Decorative Arts
Level 1, NGV International
This sculpture, and the figure of St John the Evangelist displayed to the right, both come from a church in the town of Karlstadt-am-Main in south-western Germany, where they were set up on the exterior wall beneath an image of the Crucified Christ. Made of limewood, a soft fine-grained timber that enables the carver to work in great detail, they still show minute traces of the bright polychrome paints that would originally have covered them entirely.