John the Baptist, St.

Iconography:  John the Forerunner, prophet and baptist

Date: XVI century. Beginning of the 16th c.

Iconographic school/art center:  Novgorod school

Origin: From the Padchevarsky Church of Michael the Archangel, Kirillovsky uezd, the Novgorod gubernia.

Material: Wood, tempera

Dimensions:  height 91 cm, width 34 cm

The icon from the Deesis row. John the Baptist is shown as a hermit wearing a goat-skin under himation. He holds an unfolded scroll symbolizing his call for penance, prophesy of the nearing Judgment Day and the Kingdom of Heaven.

Inv. № 2745. © Novgorod State United Museum


Иконы Великого Новгорода XI- начала XVI веков. Авторы проекта Л.В. Нерсесян и С.В.Обух. М. Северный паломник. 2008. №101.

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