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Feasts and Saints of the Day: December 27

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John Dillon <[log in to unmask]>

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medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

Links to a few late antique and medieval portrayals of John, apostle and evangelist:

1) The image believed to be that of John in the roundels of the late fourth-century ceiling in the catacomb of Santa Tecla in Rome:
http://tinyurl.com/7ofjhfp

2) John as depicted in the earlier sixth-century mosaics of the triumphal arch in Ravenna's basilica di San Vitale:
http://tinyurl.com/93xuw6t

3) John (lower left) as depicted in the recently restored sixth-century apse mosaic (ca. 550-565) of the Basilica of the Transformation, St. Catherine's monastery, St. Catherine (South Sinai governorate):
http://tinyurl.com/c4qzcer

4) John as depicted in a full-page miniature in the early eighth-century Lindisfarne Gospels (London, British Library, MS Cotton Nero D.IV; fol. 209v):
http://tinyurl.com/7s5lq9

5) John as depicted in a full-page miniature in the late eighth-century Book of Mulling (Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS 60):
http://tinyurl.com/ckr8lfs

6) John as portrayed on early ninth-century ivory plaque from Aachen now in The Cloisters collection, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY:
http://tinyurl.com/23orwal

7) The ninth-century Apocalypse of Saint-Amand (Valenciennes, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 99) includes among its numerous illustrations not a few depictions of John. The entire manuscript -- it's not very long -- has been digitized and in that form is accessible here:
http://www.valenciennes.fr/fileadmin/PORTAIL/VA/MS99/oeb.html

8) John as depicted in the earlier eleventh-century mosaics (restored betw. 1953 and 1962) of the katholikon of the monastery of Hosios Loukas near Distomo in Phokis:
a) at the Crucifixion (this view improves greatly when expanded):
http://tinyurl.com/2fw7pgm
b) as John the Theologian:
http://tinyurl.com/ctm8f3a

9) John as depicted in the restored eleventh-century frescoes of the Elmalı kilise (Apple Church) at Göreme in Turkey's Nevşehir province:
http://tinyurl.com/3rhjvlh

10) John as depicted in an eleventh-century mosaic in the cathedral of St. Sophia in Kyiv / Kiev:
http://www.icon-art.info/hires.php?lng=en&type=1&id=981

11) John (at right; at left, his disciple St. Prochorus) as depicted in an eleventh-century Gospels in the Special Collections of Glasgow University Library (MS Hunter 475 [olim V.7.2], fol. 274v):
http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/exhibns/treasures/greek.html

12) John as depicted in the mid-eleventh-century mosaics of the Nea Moni on Chios:
a) as John the Theologian:
http://tinyurl.com/bokmhra
Detail view:
http://tinyurl.com/d9lkc7h
b) at the Transfiguration:
http://tinyurl.com/cjlw8lx
Detail view:
http://tinyurl.com/d4fweg5
c) at the Crucifixion (St. Longinus at right):
http://tinyurl.com/28d22a4

13) John (at right) as depicted at the Crucifixion in the late eleventh-century mosaics of the katholikon of the Daphni monastery in Chaidari (Athens prefecture):
http://tinyurl.com/27cakqa
Detail view:
http://tinyurl.com/2e39noc 

14) John (at left; at right, St. Mark, apostle and evangelist) as depicted in the restored eleventh- or early twelfth-century frescoes of the Karanlık kilise (Dark Church) at Göreme in Turkey's Nevşehir province:
http://www.pbase.com/dosseman/image/41566368

15) John as depicted on an early twelfth-century gilt and enameled copper plaque now in the Museo Lázaro Galdiano in Madrid:
http://www.flg.es/HTML/Obras_2/PlacaconSanJuanEvangelista_2585.htm

16) John as depicted on the surviving leaf of the mid-twelfth-century (ca. 1147) Wedricus Gospels (Societé Archéologique et Historique, Avesnes-sur-Helpe [Nord], France):
http://tinyurl.com/8c9tpd

17) John (upper register at center) as depicted in the mid-twelfth-century apse mosaics (betw. 1145 and 1160) of the basilica cattedrale della Trasfigurazione in Cefalù:
http://www.wga.hu/art/zgothic/mosaics/3cefalu/5cefalu.jpg

18) John as depicted at the Transfiguration in the later twelfth-century frescoes (1164) in the church of St. Panteleimon (Pantaleon) at Gorno Nerezi (Skopje municipality) in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia:
http://tinyurl.com/7fp9zm8

19) John as portrayed in relief on the late twelfth-century portal (betw. 1180 and 1190; restored betw. 1988 and 1995) of the église primatiale Saint-Trophime in Arles:
http://tinyurl.com/bubn7zv

20) A full-page portrait of John in Vukan's Gospel (ca. 1200), one of the oldest Church Slavonic books from Serbia in Cyrillic (Saint Petersburg, National Library of Russia; shelfmark: РНБ. F.п.I.82):
http://tinyurl.com/2bajb5t

21) The St. John window (early thirteenth-century), cathédrale de Notre-Dame, Chartres:
http://tinyurl.com/yguzgpw

22) John (second from left) as portrayed in the jamb statues of the central portal (earlier thirteenth-century) of the south transept, cathédrale de Notre-Dame, Chartres (photograph by Gordon Plumb):
http://tinyurl.com/2fw7pgm

23) John (fourth from left) as portrayed in the earlier thirteenth-century jamb sculptures (betw. 1220 and 1236) of the central portal on the west front of the cathédrale de Notre-Dame, Amiens:
http://tinyurl.com/bokjw6j
http://tinyurl.com/d9ayg5d
Detail view:
http://art-history-images.com/photo/6210

24) John as depicted in a full-page illumination in a mid-thirteenth-century Gospels of Constantinopolitan origin (Paris, BnF, ms. Grec 54, fol. 278v):
http://tinyurl.com/yzxfjc9

25) John (center; at left, his disciple St. Prochorus) as depicted in the later thirteenth-century frescoes (1259) in the church of Sts. Nicholas and Panteleimon at Boyana near the Bulgarian capital of Sofia:
http://galenf.com/Bulgaria/36/bu_0019b.jpg

26) John as depicted in a later thirteenth-century wall painting in the Reformed Church, Csaroda (Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg), Hungary:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gabboo/428434728/sizes/l/
Detail view:
http://www.hung-art.hu/kep/zmisc/falkepek/13_sz/csaroda5.jpg

27) John as depicted a) at far left, stepping on the foot of another apostle at the Raising of Lazarus and b) at center, at the Last Supper in the late thirteenth-century frescoes (ca. 1295) by Michael Astrapas and Eutychios in the church of the Peribleptos (now Sv. Climent Novi) in Ohrid:
a) http://tinyurl.com/6nnkzqk 
b) http://tinyurl.com/7hbb6mu

28) John as depicted a) at the Crucifixion (at right, St. Longinus) and b) with his disciple St. Prochorus in the late thirteenth- or very early fourteenth-century frescoes attributed to Manuel Panselinos in the Protaton church on Mt. Athos:
a) http://tinyurl.com/6qu4h2j
b) http://tinyurl.com/29qtmq5
Detail view of b):
http://tinyurl.com/2bangfa

29) John as depicted in an early fourteenth-century Deesis mosaic (betw. 1301 and 1303) by Cimabue in the cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, Pisa:
http://www.wga.hu/art/c/cimabue/mosaic/st_john.jpg
Detail view:
http://tinyurl.com/yhlf5on

30) John as depicted in the earlier fourteenth-century frescoes (betw. ca. 1311 and ca. 1322) in the church of St. Nicholas Orphanos in Thessaloniki:
http://tinyurl.com/7vmckmg
Detail view:
http://tinyurl.com/7rc2p7z

31) John as depicted in an earlier fourteenth-century dome fresco (betw. 1312 and 1321) in the monastery church of the Theotokos at Gračanica in, depending upon one's view of the matter, either the Republic of Kosovo or Serbia's province of Kosovo and Metohija:
http://tinyurl.com/y94kd3o

32) John on Patmos as depicted by Giotto di Bondone in an earlier fourteenth-century fresco in the Peruzzi chapel, basilica di Santa Croce, Florence:
http://www.wga.hu/art/g/giotto/s_croce/1peruzzi/evang1.jpg
Detail view (deeper colors):
http://www.wga.hu/art/g/giotto/s_croce/1peruzzi/evang11.jpg

33) John as depicted in an earlier fourteenth-century panel painting (betw. 1320 and 1325) by Giotto di Bondone, now in the Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris:
http://www.wga.hu/art/g/giotto/z_panel/3polypty/12polypt.jpg

34) John as depicted in an earlier fourteenth-century panel painting (betw. 1330 and 1339) by Simone Martini, now in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham:
http://www.wga.hu/art/s/simone/7last/5evangel.jpg

35) John as depicted in an earlier fourteenth-century glass window panel in the great west window (1338-1339), York Minster (photographs by Gordon Plumb):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/4708748991/
Detail view:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/4932554864/

36) John's Metastasis as depicted in the earlier fourteenth-century frescoes (betw. 1335 and 1350) in the narthex of the church of the Holy Ascension at the Visoki Dečani monastery near Peć in, depending upon one's view of the matter, either the Republic of Kosovo or Serbia's province of Kosovo and Metohija:
http://tinyurl.com/ybm8wzu 

37) John as depicted in a fourteenth-century wall painting in All Saints Church, Weston Longville (Norfolk):
http://www.paintedchurch.org/wlongvje.htm

38) John as depicted in a fourteenth-century fresco in the originally thirteenth(?)-century church of Agios Ioannis Theologos in the village of Agios Ioannis in Sfakia (Chania prefecture) on Crete:
http://www.west-crete.com/dailypics/crete-2008/3-17-08.php

39) John a) being taken up to Heaven and b) drinking from the poisoned cup as depicted in two mid-fourteenth-century panel paintings (betw. 1348 and 1353) by Taddeo Gaddi, now in the Collezione Vittorio Cini in Venice:
a) http://www.wga.hu/art/g/gaddi/taddeo/panels/panel1.jpg
b) http://www.wga.hu/art/g/gaddi/taddeo/panels/panel2.jpg

40) John as depicted in the later fourteenth-century frescoes (1360s and 1370s; restored in 1968-1970) in the church of St. Demetrius in Marko's Monastery at Markova Sušica (near Skopje) in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia:
http://tinyurl.com/757ud5t

41) John as depicted in a later fourteenth-century vault fresco in the baptistery of Parma:
http://www.cattedrale.parma.it/img/voltabatt/86-giovanniE_Z.jpg

42) John as depicted in a late fourteenth-century panel (ca. 1390-1400) in the east window of Merton College Chapel, Oxford (photograph by Gordon Plumb):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/5219294188/

43) John (at left; at right, his disciple St. Prochorus) as depicted in a miniature by Andrei Rublev in the late fourteenth- or early fifteenth-century Khitrovo Gospels (ca. 1400) in the Russian State Library, Moscow (shelfmark: ф. 304, III, № 3 / М.8657 [Троиц.III.3]):
http://www.icon-art.info/hires.php?lng=ru&type=1&id=1276 

44) John (second from right) as portrayed on the late fourteenth- or early fifteenth-century tomb (ca. 1400) of St. Wendelin in his basilica in Sankt Wendel in the Saarland:
http://tinyurl.com/bq6wot3

45) John as portrayed in an earlier fifteenth-century marble statue (1410-1411) by Donatello in the Museo dell'Opera del duomo, Florence:
http://www.wga.hu/art/d/donatell/1_early/duomo/3john_1.jpg

46) John on Patmos as depicted in the earlier fifteenth-century (betw. 1412 and 1416) Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (Chantilly, Musée Condé, ms. 65):
http://tinyurl.com/23h9ak

47) John as depicted in a panel of Jan van Eyck's earlier fifteenth-century (1432) Ghent Altarpiece, cathedral of Saint-Bavon / Sint Baaf, Gand / G(h)ent:
http://www.wga.hu/art/e/eyck_van/jan/09ghent/2closed2/l3johne.jpg

48) John as depicted in an earlier fifteenth-century vault fresco (1442) by Andrea del Castagno in the Cappella di San Tarasio in Venice's chiesa di San Zaccaria:
http://www.wga.hu/art/a/andrea/castagno/1_1440s/023johne.jpg

49) John as depicted on the fifteenth-century rood screen in St George's Church, Gooderstone (Norfolk):
http://tinyurl.com/bmm9mqj

50) John as portrayed in a late fifteenth-century limewood statue (1490-1492) by Tilman Riemenschneider from the predella of the high altar of the St. Magdalenenkirche in Münnerstadt (Lkr. Unterfranken) in Bavaria, now in the Bode-Museum in Berlin: 
http://tinyurl.com/277uhu
http://tinyurl.com/ytvo26

Best,
John Dillon

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