A beautiful Coptic Orthodox icon of St. John the Baptist, handmade & hand painted by an expert Greek hagiographer.
St. John the Baptist is also referred to as John the Forerunner because he was the forerunner of Christ. He was an ascetic and great prophet, who baptized Christ and became one of the most revered saints in the Orthodox Church. John is a cousin of Christ through his mother Elizabeth who was the daughter of Zoia. Zoia is the sister of Christ’s grandmother.
He was later beheaded by Herod in the first century to satisfy the request of Herod’s stepdaughter, Salome, and wife Herodias. Because he baptized Christ, he is the patron saint of godparents. His feast day is on January 7.
Made using traditional materials (selected aged timber frames, egg tempera, 24K gold leaf, natural powder paint and varnishes) and old techniques. It is an exact reproduction of an antique Byzantine masterpiece.
The icon bears the artist’s signature on the front and the certificate of authenticity on the back.
- Product code: stjbc
- Material: Hand painted on wood & 24k gold leaf
- Size: 24.9 x 22 cm