Saint John the Baptist – Engraved Serigraph | Father Pefkis

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At this icon with the representation of Saint John the Baptist we can admire the vivid colours, the Byzantine style and the natural wood. Crafted by father Pefkis a former graduate of the Athonite Ecclesiastical Academy of Mount Athos and a teacher of iconography himself.

 

 

Origin: Workshop of Byzantine art of Father Pefkis

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Engraved icon with Saint John the Baptist

A beautiful icon with the representation of Saint John the Baptist. He was an ascetic and great prophet, who baptized   Christ and became one of the most revered saints in the Orthodox Church. His doctrine and manner of life stirred interest, bringing people from all parts to see him on the banks of the Jordan River. There he baptized thousands unto repentance. Jesus himself testified regarding John that he was a «burning and a shining light». John was the last of the Old Testament prophets. Because he baptized Christ, he is the patron saint of godparents. He is sometimes called the Angel of the Desert and because of this title, he is sometimes depicted with wings.

Engraved icon: Characteristics

At this engraved icon we have the representation of Saint John the Baptist, the great prophet who baptized Christ. It is obvious that the iconographer follows until the last detail the standards of Byzantine art and he is also using colours processed mainly with egg and other traditional material. The surface of this artwork is coated with pure beeswax so that the icon maintains the vividness of the colours. This particular icon is painted on canvas. The vivid colours are elevating the aesthetic value of this artwork.

 

 

Origin: Workshop of Byzantine art of Father Pefkis

 

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Weight0.3 kg
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