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Apostle (probably once part of altarpiece)
  • Netherlands
  • Apostle (probably once part of altarpiece), circa 1420
  • Where object was made: possibly Brabant, Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium)
  • walnut wood, relief
  • Object Height: 45.7 cm
    Object Height: 18 in
  • Museum purchase: Friends of the Art Museum
  • Not on display
  • 1966.0004
Label Text

Carved wood Apostle probably once part of altarpiece. The Apostle's cape covers his shoulders, then, on the Apostle's left side, the drapery has been pulled around in front of the Apostle, creating several drapery folds. The drapery pulled around from the Apostle's left side, flows over his right arm. The hair at the top of his forehead is curly. His face is bearded, long and slender. At the base, the drapery is pulled back, so that the toes of both feet are exposed. In his left hand, the Apostle holds a closed book. His right arm is slightly extended and the hand is open.