The Entombment and Assumption of St John the Evangelist (01651)

BXM: 001651
Exhibition room: IV.2 From anthibolon to icon

Date: 15th - 16th c.

Dimensions (cm): 22,4X20,2

One of the earliest works (watercolour drawing) in the Collection of Drawings and Sketches probably by a Cretan artist and most likely intended for display purposes.  On the back it has handwriting exercises and rough sketches of figures from a later period.  This working drawing came from Sinai and was given to the Byzantine Museum by George Sotiriou.