As the cousin of Jesus Christ and his elder by several months, St John the Baptist is certainly the most worshipped saint in the Eastern church after Mary, the Mother of God.His story as contained in the gospels has been supplemented by numerous legendary tales.

This icon may have formed part of the Deisis of an iconostasis (the screen separating the choir from the nave in Orthodox churches). The holes on the edges of the icon were left by nails which attached one or more successive metal covers to the icon.

City of Paris municipal collection's website

City of Paris municipal collection's website

The collections portal can be used to search the collections of Paris’s 14 municipal museums (approximately 336,000 works, including 43,000 belonging to the Petit Palais).

It is also possible to download around 12,000 images of the museum’s works free of charge.

Access the Museums of the City of Paris collections portal
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Extern databases

Discover a selection of databases online presenting works from the Petit Palais or documents concerning the history of the museum.