Icon: St. John the Evangelist
|Name:||Icon: St. John the Evangelist||Size:||30 x 23,5 cm|
The title of the icon is John the Evangelist in Silence. His Slavonic name is S. Ioann Bogoslov v molcanie.
In three-quarter view, Saint John brings his hand to his mouth to indicate his silence. An angel at his shoulder inspires him to write the Word of God. The richly decorated Book of Gospels in his lap is half-open to the text, “In the beginning was the word…”.
His garments are highlighted with gold, and the icon is painted against a golden background.