St. John the Evangelist

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Justyna Kuska


The work is a part of a set of stained glass windows depicting evangelists, placed in four windows of the chancel of a temple in Bachowice. The exact date of their creation remains unknown. Most likely, they were made already after termination of World War II. The set of stained glass windows in Bachowice has neo-romanesque features and is characterised by a high level of workmanship and high artistic values. They were made in one of the most famous Cracovian workshop manufacturing stained-glass windows, i.e. in the Stained Glass Workshop S. G. Żeleński in Cracow. The stained glass discussed shows St. John the Evangelist, the author of Gospel, the Book of Revelation and three letters, according to the tradition of the youngest apostles. The attributes of this saint are a book or parchment scroll, writing tools and an eagle referring to images of the prophet Ezekiel (Ezekiel 1, 4-12) and St. John (Revelation 4, 6-8) interpreted as symbols of four evangelists.

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Justyna Kuska, "St. John the Evangelist", [in:] "The Sacred Lesser Poland Heritage", 2024, source:

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