Carved figure of St John the Baptist

Carved figure of St John the Baptist

Carved oak figure of St John the Baptist, from the top of the newel post of the staircase from Morlaix, Brittany, France, 1522–30.
This figure, like that of St Catherine, also on the top-floor, on the landing handrail, probably represents one of the patron saints of the family.
Museum no. A.8.1909