Silver icon with a relief representation of St John the Baptist in the pose of supplication within a frame of delicately wrought florals. A replica of a gold-plated silver plaque which together with two others, depicting Christ and the Virgin, decorated an ecclesiastical furniture (mid-17th century). The three plaques together make up the composition of the Intercession, signifying the petition and hope of deliverance.
The original is one of the treasures brought by the Greek refugees from Adrianoupolis.
Post-Byzantine & Neo-Hellenic art
8.5 x 8 cm
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