Piero di Cosimo (1462-?1521), The Young St. John the Baptist

Tempera and oil on wood
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 22.60.52, bequest of Michael Dreicer

Representations of the young St. John the Baptist were popular in Florence in the 15th century, according to the museum's label. The camel-skin tunic and long cross are familiar attributes identifying the saint.

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Photographed at the Metropolitan by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.