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Collections Metropolis of Mytiline, Eressos and Plomari

Item ID: 215
Item Number: 4
Collection: Metropolis of Mytiline, Eressos and Plomari
Item Name: Saint John the Theologian
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Year: Second quarter of 15nth century
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Dimensions: 107 x 69.5
Condition state: Very good
Current position: EPISCOPAL RESIDENCE COLLECTION


Description: Saint John is depicted frontally and in bust length against a gold background.
He is portrayed on a three-quarter angle to the observer following the stylistic type of iconography. His facial features are laconic representing penitent disposition and exuding calmness. He bears an open gospel book with his both hands on which a discernible text written in gold majuscules is inscribed. The text is written is in Greek language on the verse, “IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD, AND THE WORD WAS WITH GOD AND THE WORD WAS GOD. THE SAME WAS IN THE BEGINNING WITH GOD. ALL THINGS WERE MADE BY HIM” (John 1:1 – 3).
He wears a dark blue cloak with narrow luminous areas, and a bright blue tunic. The techniques employed in the modeling attest affiliation to Paleologan type.