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Icon: St. John the Evangelist


Number: 97 Period: end 17th century
Name: Icon: St. John the Evangelist Size: 32 x 28 cm
Origin: Russia Price: € 4.000



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The title of the icon is John the Evangelist in Silence. His Slavonic name, S. Ioann Bogoslov v molcanie, is written on the border.

In three-quarter view, Saint John brings his hand to his mouth to indicate his silence. The richly decorated Book of Gospels is on his lap. An angel at his shoulder inspires him to write the Word of God. His outer garment is highlighted with white; the inner garment with green.

 



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