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Wood icon, "Saint John the Forerunner", miniature, 7x10cm

Ana Drăgan Made by  Ana Drăgan
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Manually painted wood icon of John the Forerunner. Miniature measuring 7x10 cm. Original artwork.

The glorious Prophet and Forerunner John the Baptist is also referred to as John the Forerunner because he was the forerunner of Christ. He was an ascetic and great prophet, who baptized Christ and became one of the most revered saints in the Orthodox Church. John is a cousin of Christ through his mother Elizabeth who was the daughter of Zoia. Zoia is the sister of Christ's grandmother. He was later beheaded by Herod in the first century to satisfy the request of Herod's stepdaughter, Salome, and wife Herodias. Because he baptized Christ, he is the patron saint of godparents. He is sometimes called the Angel of the Desert; because of this title, he is sometimes depicted with wings.

Source: orthodoxwiki.org

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Support
Wood
Icon type
Miniature
Painting technique
Tempera
Theme
Religion
Characters
Saint John the Baptist
Key color
Green
Orientation
Portrait
Painting dimensions (l x L, cm)
7x10 cm
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