Giammaria Mosca
St. John the Baptist

Church of Santo Stefano, Venice

This statue identifies as John the Baptist not by the usual attributes but by the baptismal laver in his right hand. It is like many 16th-century images in portraying the saint as a handsome youth or young man with muscular arms and luxuriant curls.

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Photographed at the site by Claire Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.