This painting is part of the group: Pinnacle Panels

On the right, John the Baptist holds a scroll with an inscription from the Old Testament (Isaiah 7: 14) 'ECCE VIRGO CO(N)CIPIET' (Behold a Virgin shall conceive).

The scroll probably read 'ECCE AGNUS DEI' (Behold the Lamb of God), the words usually associated with the Baptist.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
documented 1346 - 1369
Full title
Saint John the Baptist: Right Pinnacle Panel
Group
Date made
about 1365
Medium and support
Egg tempera on wood
Dimensions
89.3 x 37.3 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1857
Inventory number
NG579.8
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Pinnacle Panels

Painting
Giovanni da Milano
about 1365
Giovanni da Milano: 'The Virgin: Left Pinnacle Panel'