0309 Head of John the Baptist; Russian ; 19/20 cent.; 53.5x33x2.5 cms;      £550

0309 The Head of John the Baptist


19th/20th cent. 53.5×44.5×3 cms.

The size of the icon, the vertical slats allowing ease of display on Saints’ Days [an ease of storage on others] suggests this icon was written for a small church or other church institution e.g. a seminary.