This beautiful example of Western iconography is a manuscript illumination from the Lindisfarne Gospels, produced in England in the early 8th century. Saint Matthew is depicted writing his Gospel. The angel is a symbolic representation of the Evangelist, based on the prophecy of the four living creatures in Ezekiel.
Saint Matthew's feast day is celebrated on November 16.
Posted by Unknown on Jun 13th 2016
Super Cool icon in a neat style. Quality of print/construction is top notch. The colors of this icon are striking and the style draws the viewer in. This one gets the most complements of them all at our church. Looks very crisp and clear in the Large size.