This well-known icon, painted in the 12th century at the Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai, is an allegorical depiction of the Christian ascetic struggle. It is based on Saint John Climacus' seminal work, The Ladder of Divine Ascent.
This icon is housed at St. Catherine's Monastery at the base of Mt. Sinai and was painted in the 12th century. The icon depicts the struggle of Christian life, based on the 6th-century teachings of St. John Climacus. www.legacyicons.com
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