Temple Gallery

Established 1959

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

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E045. Saint John the Baptist

19th century
Tempera and gesso on wood
Panel: 31.5 x 27.5 cmClick here to convert metric size to imperial

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

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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').

Saint 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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