Collection

Mark the Evangelist

unknown

Basic information
ID
С-I-1675
Author
unknown
Name
Mark the Evangelist
Date of creation
17th c.
Technique
carving
Material
wood
Dimensions (height x width x depth, cm)
66 x 22 x 11
Information about author
Author
unknown
Object description
The sculpture depicts the figure of Mark the Evangelist with a book in his left hand and a figure of a lion, a symbol of the saint man. The work is skillfully performed. Mark the Evangelist is dressed in a long tunic covered with small straight lines of folds, and a cape fastened on his right shoulder. The Mannerist style is reflected in the elongated proportions of the man’s figure. The frontality of the figure is enhanced by the vertically flowing folds of clothing. The sculptor skillfully reproduced the elongated face of the saint man, namely a high open forehead, almond-shaped eyes, a sharp straight nose, masterfully sculpted hair, and a lush beard that frames the oval face with soft waves. The sculpture comes from the village of Bishche.