John the Baptist

Iconography:  John the Forerunner, prophet and baptist

Date: XVI century.

Iconographic school/art center:  Pskov icon-painting school

Origin: From the church of archangel Michael in the village Melnitsy of the Pskovsky district in the Pskov region

Material: Wood, canvas, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 145 cm, width 63 cm

The icon from the Deesis row of iconostasis. Full-length depiction of John the Baptist in a three-quarter turn. He is depicted with the nude legs, his right hand raised up, dressed in the mantle and the himation.

Inv. № 2724. © Pskov State United Historical, Architectural and Fine Arts Museum-Reserve

Bibliography: Васильева О.А. Иконы Пскова. М., 2006. № 75. С. 264.

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