Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Feast of the Birthday of St John the Baptist


5 comments:

Cardinal Pole said...

A fascinating icon, Terra, and thank you for posting it. Could you or any readers explain the meaning of the different elements, though? I'd be very interesting to learn what they all mean.

Terra said...

I'm not an expert on these things Cardinal, just came across it and thought it attractive and pertinetn to the feast - it is the childbirth scene of St John.

Cardinal Pole said...

Could you please provide the U.R.L. of the icon's original website, or its title? I'm really intrigued by it; I'd like to see what I can find out about it by Google or Wikipedia or whatever.

Terra said...

I'm not entirely sure where it came from I'm afraid - I have a very large collection of icon reproductions i've collected up over time, and a quick look at most likely sites hasn't proved useful! But there are a couple of very similar pieces of iconography in this collectin here which you could use to follow the trail:
http://www.biblical-art.com/biblicalsubject.asp?id_biblicalsubject=398&pagenum=2

Cardinal Pole said...

Thank you, Terra, I'll check that link out.