BYZANTINE GREEK ICONS
SAINT JOHN THE FORERUNNER
Title: Saint John the Baptist
Greek title: Αγιος Ιωάννης ο Πρόδρομος.
Medium : Egg-tempera ,gold on canvas attached to wood panel prepared with gesso.
Description : Byzantine Greek Art Icon of St. John the
Baptist the forerunner made with the traditional way .
The St. John is shown in prayer position half length facing half left with gently bowed hands and arms raised. He is dressed in a green hiton .The Greek letters means " Saint John the forerunner ". The icon of St John in this position usually is the right part of the triptych "Deesis" which has the icon of Christ on the centre and in prayer position the Icon of Mother of God supplicating from the other side of the Christ.
SAINT JOHN THE FORERUNNER ICON