Romanian Reverse Glass Painting - St John the Baptist

Romanian Reverse Glass Painting - St John the Baptist

120.00

A Romanian reverse glass painted icon, depicting St John the Baptist. He is shown as a young boy, holding a lamb and wearing his hermit robes. The scene is framed by garlands of red and pink roses.


This type of charming, naïve ikon was produced in Transylvania in the mid 20th century. The images were painted directly onto glass, beginning with the outlines and the foreground before building up towards the background - the opposite practise from a regular painting.


Please note that this ikon will be included in the Transylvanian Families exhibition and will not be sent out until after 30th September 2018.

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