Saint Matthew

This icon represents Saint Matthew the Apostle seated and holding a Bible. A halo formed by rosettes surrounds his head. He is shown bearded, and makes a gesture of blessing with his right hand. His throne is decorated with winged angels at the top and crowned eagles at the bottom.

 
   
 

18th century AD
Original: Painted on panel with gilding
Coptic Museum, Cairo
Model: 60 x 37 cm
Price: Wood 500 LE