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St. Jean Baptiste (Precursor), (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Architect:
Provost, Leo P.  Search this
Contractor:
Caron Construction  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by St. John the Baptist Church Rectory 107 Alsace Street Manchester New Hampshire 03102
Located St. John the Baptist Church Corner of Kelley Street & Youville Street Manchester New Hampshire
Date:
Dedicated June 27, 1965
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New Hampshire survey, 1993.
Image on file.
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Summary:
Full-length high relief figure of St. John the Baptist. He wears an animal skin draped around his waist and a cape over his shoulders. He holds a tall staff fashioned as a cross in his proper left hand; the end of the cross rests on the ground beside his proper left leg. He points to the cross with the index finger of his proper right hand. A lamb stands behind his proper right leg. The lamb's proper right foreleg is raised. The figure stands on a curved open shell which is on top of shallow ripples of water. The bronze sculpture hangs high on the front facade of a church building.
Topic:
Religion--Saint--St. John  Search this
Emblem--Cross  Search this
Animal--Sheep  Search this
Object--Other--Shell  Search this
Control number:
IAS NH000489
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_339265