Molanus discusses the exterior features of St. Mark, who would have been of the height and age of a mature man.
“Chapter 43 says that Mark was of the height and age of a mature man. In Simeon, the Metaphraste, the account of him gives several pieces of information about his portrait.”
“Capite quadragesimo tertio habet. Marcum staturae et aetatis statae fuisse arque semicanum. Pluraque de huius effigie habet historia ipsius apud Simeonem Metaphrasten”
Model to follow
Symeon the Metaphrast
Molanus, De historia sanctarum imaginum et picturarum (1617), book 2, ch. 56, 193
Molanus 1996, 288.