Alabaster figure of Saint John the Baptist

Made:
1700-1850 in Spain

Alabaster figure of Saint John the Baptist on decorated base, invoked against epilepsy, vertigo, spasms, convulsions, St. Vitus Dance and diseases of children, possibly Spanish, 1700-1850

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Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A61550
type:
figure - representation
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Campos
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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