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Culture:Russian (19th century)
Title:Saint John the Forerunner from an Icon Pattern Book
Date Made:ca. 1887
Materials:Woodblock print
Measurements:Sheet: 11 15/16 x 8 1/8 in.; 30.3 x 20.6 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1993.47
Credit Line:Gift of Oriole Farb Feshbach
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

A reverse image pattern for the Russian Icon depicting John the Baptist as forerunner. Traditionally depicted wearing wings, he is holding a chalice with a baby (Christ) inside. In the background is an axe leaning against a tree, a signal of John the Baptist's fate.

saints; angels; infants; tools; trees; religion; Christianity; Orthodox Eastern Church; patterns; icons; Cyrillic; red

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