Decapitation of John the Bapitst with scenes from his life

Iconography:  Decapitation of John the Baptist, Hagiographic Cycles of St. John the Baptist

Date: XVI century. The end of the 16th c.

Origin: From the church of John the Baptist, Kargopol.

Material: Wood, canvas, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 142,4х cm, width 105,7 cm

The icon represents scenes from the life of John the Baptist.

Inv. NO ВОКМ 6126 © Vologda State Museum of History, Architecture and Art

  • General view
  • The beheading of John the Baptist
  • John Baptist’s head is being carried to the king’s feast. A fragment
  • The Descent of John the Baptist into Hell. A fragment
  • John the Baptist in the desert. A fragment