John the Baptist

Iconography:  John the Forerunner, prophet and baptist

Date: XVI century. Second half of the 16th century

Iconographic school/art center:  Pskov icon-painting school

Origin: From the hetorodox church of Nicholas the Wonderworker in Pskov

Material: Wood, canvas, tempera

Setting's material: Silver , basma

Dimensions:  height 85 cm, width 70 cm

Waist-length depiction of John the Baptist attired in the mantle, his right hand raised in a gesture of blessing while his left hand is holding a scroll and the holy spear with the cross. The borders show the figures of reverend John the Climacus and Theodore Stratelates. 

Inv. № 657. © Pskov State United Historical, Architectural and Fine Arts Museum-Reserve

Bibliography: Васильева О.А. Иконы Пскова. М., 2006. № 106. С. 336.

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