St. John the Evangelist

St. John the Evangelist

Anne Beversdorf, 2006

Silk and metallic thread;  approx. 2 carat “zandrite” (alexandrite simulant), 1.2 carat iolite, 1 carat blue topaz,  .7 carat spessartite garnet,  all prong-set in sterling silver; 2 lapis lazuli and 9 hessonite garnet beads, 20 freshwater pearls; gold findings and glass beads on 22 pt canvas

Adapted from “St. John”  in Soissons Gospels

Court School of Charlemagne

Early 9th century

Original 362 x 267 mm

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