Saint John the Theologian at Patmos


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Saint John at Patmos

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Icon nb 20

Size : 22 x 19 cm.

Pine board

Gilded haloes and background. Egg tempera.


Saint John the Divine, seated at a small table and listening to the voice coming from Heaven, is dictating the beginning of the Gospel to his disciple Prochorus seated in a cave. The background represents the hills of the island of Patmos, where Saint John is said to have been exiled under Emperor Domitian.

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