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Italian Renaissance Marble Statue of Saint John the Baptist c.1550 (Inscription added 1612)
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Italian Renaissance Marble Statue of Saint John the Baptist c.1550 (Inscription added 1612)

A striking niche or external architectural marble depicting Saint John the Baptist wearing a camels pelt with a lamb at his feet. c.1550
The lower Italian inscription roughly translates: “NTRO PROTETO RE ALA CONPAGNIA DIL CARRO DEL VENTO 1612” ‘I protect the Kings wing with the chariot of the winds company‘.
The inscription was added at a later date in 1612.
A superb and dramatic piece created in Renaissance Italy.

£14,500
Width33cm (1′1″)
Height83cm (2′9″)
Depth20cm (8″)
Reference No.Y5SM9

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