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Temple Gallery

Established 1959

Saint John the Forerunner - exhibited at the Temple Gallery, specialists in Russian icons

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E024. Saint John the Baptist

Russian
19th century
Tempera on gesso and wood
Panel: 94 x 45.2 cmClick here to convert metric size to imperial

Provenance:  Private collection, London

Condition:  Good condition; the icon has been cleaned of darkened varnish and minor abrasions restored

£3,000Click here to convert price to USD or EUR

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Inscription on the scroll: AS VIDEKH I SVIDELSTVO VA ONEN: CE AGNETSBIJHIY VZEMLAI GRYEKHI (‘I saw and witnessed concerning him, behold the lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world’).

St John points to the diskos (eucharistic footed dish) held in his left hand. In it is the naked figure of Christ symbolising the Lamb of God of the Eucharist.

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