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

Russian icon of John the Baptist – The Angel of the Desert, with 12 hagiographical border scenes, from the private collection. It was created in the late 18th – early 19th century in Central Russia. The icon depicts the last Old Testament Prophet John the Baptist, also known as John the Forerunner, who appears in the centerpiece with angels’ wings, reflecting the Old Testament prophecy: “I will send my messenger (angel) and he will prepare the way before me.”

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

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