Head of St John the Baptist by Unknown Artist

Carved alabaster relief of Head of St John on silver salver, flanked by two angels.


Alabaster & paint & gilding
29 x 23.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £50,000)
Acquired in:
Daniel Katz Ltd

Painted in red, brown and black and gilded. Probably made in Nottingham, and used for private devotion in a domestic setting (rather than forming part of an altarpiece).


Hampel auctioneers, Munich, 2003; Albrecht Neuhaus; Daniel Katz Ltd.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Entry details

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