Istrian marble emblem of the Venetian Brotherhood of the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, crafted and sculpted by hand. It comes from the furnishings of a Venetian villa in Megliarino belonging to a member of the confraternity of Saint John. The great school of Saint John Apostle is the oldest school among those that are still active on the territory of the city. It represents the ‘baculo’ or crosier, which is a symbol for bishops, abbots and abbesses, consisting of a rod culminating in a spiral curve (the hooked top). The crosier, in imitation of the crook used by shepherds, clearly and visibly symbolises the function of care for the faith and morals that the episcopal office has over the Christian people entrusted to it, and refers directly to the Gospel of John in which Christ defines himself as ‘the Good Shepherd’. Best if hung on the wall. Medium size item, well proportioned and not too heavy. Patina and marble veins are elegant and fine. Very important religious emblem. Lot of excellent quality and workmanship.
Perfectly intact, undamaged. Shipping worldwide in a wooden crate.
Size: Diameter 40 cm, thickness 6 cm, weight 12 kg.
- Land van herkomst
- Goede staat - gebruikt met kleine tekenen van ouderdom en vlekjes
- 12 kg