- Museum number
- Object: St John the Baptist (from a Deesis)
Icon; painted in egg tempera on wood; St John the Baptist stands full-length and turned to the left in adoration of Christ who would have been on the missing central panel. He wears a hermit's goat-skin under a 'himation'; his right hand is raised in a gesture of blessing and he holds a scroll in his left. Inscription in Church Slavonic on the scroll held by the saint.
- Production date
Height: 35.60 centimetres
Thickness: 2 centimetres
Width: 14.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
See the comments for cat. no. 61.
Cormack 2007, 125, no. 52
Part of deesis with 1998,0605.19.a
- Not on display
- Made from a single panel with a shallow ‘kovcheg’; two inserted battens on the reverse. A few fragments of an earlier painting were inserted into a new panel and then restored around the end of the 19th century in a style imitating a much older icon; this work was probably commissioned by an Old Believer. The icon belongs to the same set as the preceding icon (cat. no. 61).
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- See 1998,0605.1 Most of the items catalogued under 1998,0605 were acquired by Sir Frank Roberts’ wife, Cella.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: IC 52 (Icon Collection number)