Russian Icon of the Prophet Elias in the Desert

Russian icon of the Prophet Elias in the Desert, with 12 hagiographical border scenes, painted in the mid-19th century in Guslitsy. The icon depicts the prophet and miracle worker Elias (Elijah), one of the most venerated and revered Christian saints, who lived in the northern kingdom of Israel in the 9th century BC. The central image of the saint is surrounded by the major events of his life described in the Old Testament Book of Kings and other religious texts.


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