The Virgin and Saint John the Evangelist, Arnt van Tricht, c. 1540 - c. 1545

The Virgin and Saint John the Evangelist, Arnt van Tricht, c. 1540 - c. 1545

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These two statues originally stood underneath a large sculpture of the crucified Christ. The Virgin bows her head in sorrow, while the expressive gaze of the young apostle John, Jesus’s favourite, is directed upwards to the right. Large sculpture groups such as this were normally placed high up on the screen that separated the chancel from the nave of the church.

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