Collection Name : Holy Metropolis of Zakinthos and Strofadon
Description : The Twelve Apostoles are depicted seated lined up on a semicircle wooden throne. The Apostles are touched by "tongues, as of fire" as the Holy Spirit descends upon them. In the lower part of the icon a man with a long beard and a crowned head is depicted. He is bearing a cloth on which 12 scrolls have been placed. The scrolls represent the teaching of the Twelve Apostles. The solemn figure, as the inscription around him defines, is considered to be prophet Yoel. The modeling of the prophet figure is traditionally employed in the Ionian Islands symbolizing the allegorical meaning of Kosmos (World). The prevailing tendencies of the Palaiologan art combined with the artistic presence of the 15nth century Cretan school are evident in the icon.