Francesco Ghissi, St. John the Evangelist Causes a Pagan Temple to Collapse

Circa 1370
Tempera on wood, gold ground
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 69.280.3, Gift of Mrs. W. Murray Crane

This is one of three scenes in the Metropolitan from a series on the life of St. John the Evangelist. The other two are St. John the Evangelist with Actaeus and Eugenius and St. John the Evangelist Raises Satheus to Life. Four other scenes are known. All were originally on the sides of a Crucifixion now in the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Photographed at the Metropolitan by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.