UNKNOWN ICON PAINTER, Greek
(active 1100-1150 in Constantinople)

St Gregory Thaumaturge

1100-50
Tempera on walnut panel, 81 x 53 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

This masterpiece of Byzantine icon-painting depicts Gregory Thaumaturge (also known as Gregory of Neo-Caesarea or Gregory the Wonderworker), the sainted bishop of Neo-Caesarea (c. 213-270). It is an individualized, almost portrait image.




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