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God the father on the Globe supported by the Four Evangelists

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Model for centerpiece of High Altar in Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice; 4 kneeling Evangelists (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John with symbols) support copper globe on shoulders atop which God stands, right hand extended in blessing. All on "belle joyeuse" marble base. This group was probably...

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By 1967, Luigi Galli (dealer), Carate Brianza, Italy; 1968, sold by Galli to Ildebrando Bossi, P. Bossi et fils, Nice, France; 1968, sold by Bossi to John Goelet; gift of John Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 11, 1968)

Credit Line

Centennial Gift of John Goelet

Italian (Venice), After 1593

Object Place

Venice, Italy


Overall: 123.2cm (48 1/2in.) Other (Overall; Statuette, God the Father): 50.2cm (19 3/4in.) Other (Overall; Statuette, St. Matthew): 42.5cm (16 3/4in.) Other (Overall; Statuette, St. Mark): 47.3cm (18 5/8in.) Other (Overall; Statuette, St. Luke): 46.3cm (18 1/4in.) Other (Overall; Statuette,St. John): 43.2cm (17in.) Other (globe): 41.8 cm (16 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cast bronze and beaten copper