A WONDERFUL MEDIEVAL OAK SCULPTURE OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIIST HOLDING THE POISONED CHALICE. NORTHERN EUROPE. CIRCA 1480-1500.
A WONDERFUL MEDIEVAL OAK SCULPTURE OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIIST HOLDING THE POISONED CHALICE. NORTHERN EUROPE. CIRCA 1480-1500.
A WONDERFUL MEDIEVAL OAK SCULPTURE OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIIST HOLDING THE POISONED CHALICE. NORTHERN EUROPE. CIRCA 1480-1500.
A WONDERFUL MEDIEVAL OAK SCULPTURE OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIIST HOLDING THE POISONED CHALICE. NORTHERN EUROPE. CIRCA 1480-1500.
A WONDERFUL MEDIEVAL OAK SCULPTURE OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIIST HOLDING THE POISONED CHALICE. NORTHERN EUROPE. CIRCA 1480-1500.
A WONDERFUL MEDIEVAL OAK SCULPTURE OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIIST HOLDING THE POISONED CHALICE. NORTHERN EUROPE. CIRCA 1480-1500.
A WONDERFUL MEDIEVAL OAK SCULPTURE OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIIST HOLDING THE POISONED CHALICE. NORTHERN EUROPE. CIRCA 1480-1500.
A WONDERFUL MEDIEVAL OAK SCULPTURE OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIIST HOLDING THE POISONED CHALICE. NORTHERN EUROPE. CIRCA 1480-1500.
A WONDERFUL MEDIEVAL OAK SCULPTURE OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIIST HOLDING THE POISONED CHALICE. NORTHERN EUROPE. CIRCA 1480-1500.
A WONDERFUL MEDIEVAL OAK SCULPTURE OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIIST HOLDING THE POISONED CHALICE. NORTHERN EUROPE. CIRCA 1480-1500.

A WONDERFUL MEDIEVAL OAK SCULPTURE OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIIST HOLDING THE POISONED CHALICE. NORTHERN EUROPE. CIRCA 1480-1500.

c. 1480 to c. 1500 Europe

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THIS FINE AND EXPRESSIONAL SCULPTURE DEPICTS ST JOHN HOLDING THE POISONED CHALICE, GIVEN TO HIM BY THE HIGH PRIEST OF THE TEMPLE OF DIANA AT EPHESUS.THE HIGH PRIEST SAID TO HIM, IF YOU WANT ME TO BELIEVE IN YOUR GOD I WILL GIVE YOU SOME POISON TO DRINK AND IF IT DOES NOT HARM YOU,I T MEANS THAT YOUR GOD IS THE TRUE GOD. BEFORE DRINKING THE POISONED WINE ST JOHN BLESSED THE CHALICE TO NEUTRALIZE THE POISON WHICH CAME OUT IN THE FORM OF A SERPENT , HE THEN SAFELY DRANK THE WINE , AS THE LEGEND GOES.


NORTHERN EUROPEAN. CIRCA 1480-1500.

OLD REPAIR TO THE CHALICE TOP.
Dimensions
Height 29.00 inch (73.66 cm)
Width 10.00 inch (25.40 cm)
Depth 6.00 inch (15.24 cm)
Stock Code
1668
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