John the Theologian on Pathmos

Iconography:  John the Evangelist and St. Prochorus on the island of Patmos

Date: XVIII century. Early 18th century.

Iconographic school/art center:  The Palekh iconographic school

Material: Wood, levkas, tempera, gold

Dimensions:  height 45 cm, width 37 cm

The Apostle is shown sitting in a three-quarter turn, with a Gospel book in hands. To his left, in a cave, is Prochorous writing from the apostle’s dictation. Between them is an eagle symbolizing the Evangelist. In the upper right corner is the Epiphany scene.

Registration number ГМПИ 3426. ДИ-355-И. © The State Museum of Palekh Art


1. Иконопись Палеха из собрания Государственного музея палехского искусства (Palekh Icon Painting. State Museum of Palekh Art ). М., 1994. С. 148. Илл. LVI.

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