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Temple Gallery

Established 1959

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

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HH038. Saint John the Baptist

Russian
19th century
31 x 26.7 cmClick here to convert metric size to imperial

Provenance:  Art market, Berlin

£1,850Click here to convert price to USD or EUR

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St John holds the diskos (eucharistic footed dish) in his left hand. In it is the naked figure of Christ symbolising the Lamb of God of the Eucharist. His right hand holds a scroll which is inscribed: 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’).

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