St John looks directly at the viewer; he holds a scroll in his left hand and his right is raised in blessing.
Icon of St John the Baptist by Unknown Artist, 1300
© British Museum
- Egg tempera & gold leaf over linen on panel
- 25 x 20 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £25,000 ( Total: £275,000)
- Acquired in:
- Fine Art Conservation
He wears a green mantle and a red tunic over a hair-shirt. The wooden panel has a raised border which frames the saint.
Fine Art Conservation Ltd