A full-length depiction of a male figure. There is an Armenian inscription carved onto a projecting block to the left of his head. It reads "John the Baptist". The crudely carved inscription beside his left leg is associated with an adjoining khatchkar, stating that it was carved in 1721 for Kirakos.
Identification Saint John the Baptist (DAA, Davis, and Nersessian). The apostle Saint Bartholomew (Mnatsakanian).
Mnatsakanian suggests that the identifying inscription "John the Baptist" is not a part of the original sculptural program and was carved at a later date. This is problematic - the inscription is carved on a flat stone that intentionally protrudes from the surface of the wall, and it is difficult to imagine any other purpose for this stone other than to carry an identifying inscription. For Mnatsakanian's theory to be correct it would require that the original inscription had been erased and replaced by the current one.