The Prophet Elijah
Russia, 17th century
the long-haired, bearded saint depicted seated on a boulder in a cave within a rocky wilderness, wearing an orange robe heightened with white beneath a brown mantle trimmed with blue fur, leaning on a staff with tau-shaped handle and gazing at the raven perched on a promontory above; with below, the brook Cherith, with plants growing on its banks
31.5 x 27cm (12 3/8 x 10 5/8in).
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