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Collections Holy Metropolis of Ydra, Spetses and Egina

Item ID: 289
Item Number: 114
Collection: Holy Metropolis of Ydra, Spetses and Egina
Item Name: Saint John Damaskinos
Item Type: Icon
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Year: First half of the 18c. AD.
Place: Idra
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Technique: Egg tempera on wood
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Dimensions: 53,5 x 33 εκ
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Current position: Saint Athanasios church, Gourmadas


Description: Under an arched top frame, decorated with simple floral motifs on the upper edges. Saint Ioannis Damaskinos (AGIOC / IO [ANNIC] O DAMA / CKINOC), is sitting comfortably on a wooden throne having his feet resting stands on a plain square footrest.
He is sitting on having his body slightly turned to the left holding an open scroll, his left hand is stretched out, in a gesture of supplication.
He wears a monastic garment - an orange chiton, and a dark red epitrahelion, (a garment worn around the neck), that falls gracefully in the centre of the body. His himation is of dark-brown color with darker hues that close around the neck.
On his head he wears a white ribbon, tied like a turban and falls on the shoulders. This designates the Saint’s Arabic origin.