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Hans Memling: Saint John on Pathmos

Hans Memling ca. 1433 – 1494

Saint John on Pathmos

oil on panel (176 × 79 cm) — 1479 Museum Memling Museum, St.John's Hospital, Bruges

Hans Memling biography

This work is linked to Revelation 1:9

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Tradition has it that St. John the Evangelist, while exiled on the isle of Pathmos in the Aegean Sea, wrote down several letters and visions. These were compiled as the Revelation of St. John.

The right wing of the triptych served as an altarpiece.

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Title: Hans Memling: Saint John on Pathmos
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First published: 27 September 2005
Last modified: 19 February 2008