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AN EXTREMELY RARE ENGLISH ROMENESQUE BRONZE FIGURE OF ST JOHN. CIRCA 1180.

AN EXTREMELY RARE ENGLISH ROMENESQUE BRONZE FIGURE OF ST JOHN. CIRCA 1180.

THIS BEAUTIFUL 12TH CENTURY BRONZE AND GILDED FIGURE WAS DISCOVERED AT TOTTENOE CASTLE BEDFORDSHIRE, IT DEPICTS ST JOHN MOURNING THE CRUCIFIXION, THE YOUNG APOSTLE IS SHOWN IN THE TRADITIONAL POSE WITH HIS HEAD ON HIS HAND, HIS BOOK SUPPORTED WITH A BROAD SWATHE OF DRAPERY HELD ACROSS HIS LEFT ARM. HIS HAIR IN SOFT WAVES AND CUT SHORT INTO A CLOSE CAP.

TRACES OF ORIGINAL GUIDING IS PRESENT. THIS EXTREMELY RARER SURVIVOR IS NOW MOUNTED ON A ACRYLIC DISPLAY STAND.

LITERATURE- FOR A SIMILAR EXAMPLE SEE ENGLISH ROMANESQUE ART 1066-1200, HOWARD GALLERY. PG 74.

PRIVATE COLLECTION.

3.5" HIGH. 4.7" HIGH INCLUDING STAND.

STOCK NO 1933.