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St John the Baptist: M.2-1939

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St John the Baptist


Production: Unknown




Figure. Alabaster, carved in the round. St John is bearded and holds a kneeling lamb on his book in his left hand, to which he points with his right hand. The figure is now only three-quarter length as a result of being broken.


History note: Sir George Sitwell. Bart; Sir William St John Hope; Lady St John Hope.

Legal notes

Given by Lady St John Hope

Measurements and weight

Height: 11 1/2 in
Width: 4 1/2 in

Place(s) associated

  • Nottingham ⪼ Nottinghamshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939-04-04) by Lady St. John Hope


14th Century, Late
Circa 1370 CE - Circa 1400 CE

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carving : Alabaster, carved in the round

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-1939
Primary reference Number: 31311
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_2_1939
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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