Twelve Apostles - Jude (72/250), 1978
26 x 19 in
The apostles bear no names. Identification has been made by examination of the images for symbols associated with each of them. More weight has been given to tradition than to theological scholarships because Dali would not have been aware of the latter. The image of Jude has no special symbol. [This could be Bartholomew, who was flayed alive, or it could be Thaddeus (Simon)].’ In the Knights of the Round Table the piece has been given the name “Excalibur”.