John the Baptist

Iconography:  John the Baptist - the Angel of the desert, Hagiographic Cycles of St. John the Baptist

Date: XIX century. The mid-19th century.

Material: Wood, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 44 cm, width 36,8 cm

John the Baptist is depicted as Angel of the Desert. In his left hand he holds a scroll and a chalice with the Infant Christ lying thereupon. In the upper part is an image of the Lord Sabaoth. In the corners are the scenes from the saint’s life. To the left is the scene of the Nativity of John the Baptist and the angel leading the Infant John to the desert; to the right is the Decapitation of John the Baptist and the Finding of the Baptist’s Head.

Received from the Vuchetich All-Union Industrial Art Combine in 1991.

Inv. № РЖ – 2117. © S.D.Erzi Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Mordovia


Русское искусство XVIII - XX века: живопись, икона, культовая деревянная скульптура, графика, скульптура: каталог. Т.1 / МРМИИ им. С.Д. Эрьзи; [редкол.: Л.Н. Нарбекова и др.; авт. - сост.: Т.В. Елисеева, Е.А. Вишнякова]. Саранск, 2009. № 104. С. 79.

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