Russian Icon of John the Baptist – The Angel of the Desert

Russian icon of John the Baptist – The Angel of the Desert from the private collection. Created in Central Russia in the late 18th – early 19th century, it depicts the last Old Testament prophet John the Baptist, or John the Forerunner, who preached the coming of Christ and baptized Him in the waters of the Jordan. The central image showing the great prophet vested with angels’ wings is surrounded by twelve hagiographical border scenes.

Russian Icon of John the Baptist – The Angel of the Desert

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