Icon: St Luke the Evangelist | F-20
Origin Northern Russia
Period : 17th century
: 53 x 35 cm
Private Collection, Belgium
The Evangelist Luke is writing his gospels against an architectural background. In the upper part a calf, symbol for St Luke, is holding the Book of Golspels. An interesting iconographic detail on this icon is Luke’s tonsure, the mark of a monk. The icon originally was part of a Royal Door.