John the Theologian in Silence

Iconography:  John the Theologian in silence

Date: XX century. Early 20th century.

Material: Wood, levkas, tempera, gold

Dimensions:  height 31 cm, width 26,6 cm

John the Theologian is shown sitting with an open Gospel on his lap. His right hand is held at his lips. Behind his shoulder is the figure of an angel. Depictions of a lion – the symbol of Mark the Evangelist and an eagle as the symbol of John the Evangelist are very uncommon for this icon type.

Registration number ГМПИ 2974. ДИ-332-И. © The State Museum of Palekh Art

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