Icon of St John the Baptist by Unknown Artist

St John looks directly at the viewer; he holds a scroll in his left hand and his right is raised in blessing.


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

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8181 www.britishmuseum.org

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