John the Theologian in Silence

John the Theologian in Silence

The evangelist is depicted sitting, with the gospel revealed. The fingers of the right hand are brought to the closed mouth. Behind John, an angel with an eight-pointed “Sofia” nimbus, as if whispering in his ear the words of the Gospel.

The icon is a model of iconography of John the Theologian, favorite in the XVIII-XIX centuries, and highly professional art that flourished in the XIX century. in the villages of Vladimir province. Probable place of its execution is Palekh.

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