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Catalog number 65.5
Artist N/A
Title Martyrdom of John Evangelist
Object Name Painting
Description Panel painting of St. John the Evangelist's marthyrdom by being boiled alive in oil by the Roman Emperor Domitian, John is depicted as a half nude figure issuing from a large cauldron while a solgier pours oil over him and another works the bellows by the fire; the Emperor looks on from behind John.
Medium/Material Tempera on wood
Dimensions H-30.25 W-14.25 inches
Year Range from 1400
Year Range to 1500
Search Terms Renaissance
15th century AD
Devotional
Death
Horror
John the Evangelist Baptist
Christian
Figure
Saint
Religious
Europe
Germany
Exhibition and Publication History * "Putting the Pieces Together," Klapper 1987
Culture German