Description This relief would have been attached to an altar frontal or a reliquary. John would have been shown there among the Twelve Apostles surrounding Christ and, as Jesus' favorite disciple, stood to his right. Originally, John probably held the cup, now broken off, from which, according to legend, he was made to drink poison during his martyrdom.
- Realms of Faith: Medieval and Byzantine Art from the Walters Art Museum. Museum of Biblical Art, New York; Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha. 2008-2009.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1924, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1924
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