Iconography:  Baptism of Our Lord

Date: XVII century.

Material: Wood, tempera

Dimensions:  height 81 cm, width 58,5 cm

The icon is dedicated to one of the Great Twelve feasts of the Christian calendar – the Epiphany, or the Baptism – a gospel story of the baptizing of Jesus Christ by John the Forerunner in the waters of Jordan. In the center of the icon is the figure of the Savior; in the right margin, in a semi-sphere are seven stars, from which the Lord’s blessing in the shape of a pigeon descends on Christ. To the left of Christ are the inclined angels.

Inv. № Ж-987. © Radishchev State Art Museum, Saratov

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