Evangelist Luke

Region: Russia
Period: Ca. 1700
Size: 35 x 30,5 cm


Luke is one of the four evangelists, usually their icons can be seen on the King’s Doors of an Iconostasis wall in a church. According to legend, Luke is the first painter to make icons of the Mother of God. He would have painted after the living example. The icons of the Mother of God of Jerusalem and the Mother of God of Kykkos are examples of this. The icon is painted in the style of the Moscow Armories, with the distinctive green border and background and the human facial expression.