Temple Gallery

Established 1959

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St John the Baptist - exhibited at the Temple Gallery, specialists in Russian icons

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AZ27. Saint John the Baptist

Circa 1800
Panel: 30 x 26.5cm; 2.7cm thicknessClick here to convert metric size to imperial

Provenance:  Berlin Art Market;

Temple Gallery 2012 (FF026);

Private collection London

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No. 27. Detail

St John the Forerunner (i.e. the forerunner of Christ), as he is referred to in the Orthodox tradition, points to the diskos (Eucharistic footed dish) held in his left hand. In it is the naked figure of Christ symbolising the Lamb of God of the Eucharist. See Cat. No. 2 for further discussion; also No. 13.

Fig. 1. Back of Panel