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Head of St John the Baptist

Image attached to M.5-1949

An image of Sculpture. Head of St John the Baptist (?). The head is bent forward, the hair hanging in long ringlets. The face is drawn and grief stricken with the lips parted; the nose is thin and aquiline. Italian lime wood, with traces of original polychrome, height 12 in, width 10 in, depth 8 in, c. 1470-1500. Production Place: Italy.

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Sculpture. Head of St John the Baptist (?). The head is bent forward, the hair hanging in long ringlets. The face is drawn and grief stricken with the lips parted; the nose is thin and aquiline. Italian lime wood, with traces of original polychrome, height 12 in, width 10 in, depth 8 in, c. 1470-1500. Production Place: Italy.

Image data

  • Accession Number: M.5-1949
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 768 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 576.13kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 27/1
  • Captured: 2010:07:29 13:52:19

Key words

15th Century aquiline baptist carved eyes eyes closed Fitz_AA grief hair head heads Italian John the Baptist limewood long hair long haired male polychrome portraits religion religious Renaissance ringlets saints sculpture sorrow St John the Baptist wood wooden

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