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Collections Holy Metropolis of Limnos and Ag. Eustratios

Item ID: 323
Item Number: 17
Collection: Holy Metropolis of Limnos and Ag. Eustratios
Item Name: Saint Marcus the Evangelist
Item Type: Icon
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Year: 18th century
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Dimensions: 18,5Χ12Χ1,4
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Current position: Holy Trinity church – Myrinas


Description: Saint Marcus icon is unfortunately deteriorated but the main characteristic of his figure remains in a good shape. . The details of his facial characteristics are highly idealized-The oval shaped face, the short and densely hair and the short round shaped rendered bear- are common in the depiction of the saint. The posture of his face is in a three quarter angle and facing to the left side of the panel, with a slight inclination of the head.
He is holding a closed scroll with his left hand, while his right has a benediction stance.
The rest of the icon has a gold color, tinted with black color outlines. The garment around the saint’s neck and a red line around his neck are saved, proving the slant stance of his right shoulder.
The icon is circumscribed in a lozenge and balanced wood curved frame.
The icon can be dated to the 18th century.