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Collections Holy Metropolis of Limnos and Ag. Eustratios

Item ID: 324
Item Number: 18
Collection: Holy Metropolis of Limnos and Ag. Eustratios
Item Name: Saint Symeon the Stylite
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Dimensions: 16Χ12Χ1,3
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Description: The painting around the borders and in the lower left area has suffered great damages. Saint Symeon is depicted, against a yellowish background, from the waist up, centrally located and frontally portrayed facing the viewer with slight slant eyes.
He is depicted as an old man with a grey beard. He wears the monk’s black cassock decorated with three stars on the shoulders and forehead, and a dark crimson red colored cloak. Laconic in folds and pleats the saint’s drapery is associated with the traditional depiction of the stylites saints.
The iconographic and stylistic features of the saint’s face are obviously associated with the prevailing details following the traditional ascetic type depiction of the stylites saints.
The icon can be dated around the second-half of the 17th century at the beginning of the 18th.