The standing figure of St. John the Baptist

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Clothed with an ochre coloured imation over dark blue animal skins, the background of a green hue, from the Deisis tier of an Iconostasis, North Russia, 16th century, some overcleaning. This icon and the ‘Christ in Majesty’, (Lot 158, 3 December 1979, Sotheby’s Fine Icons) appear to have come from the same iconostasis.