An icon of St Basil,of Caesarea, also called Saint Basil the Great, Greek bishop of Caesarea Mazaca in Cappadocia, Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). Basil was an influential theologian who supported the Nicene Creed and opposed the heresies of the early Christian church.
This is part of the series of traditional and Orthodox saints, which derives from a range of sources, including manuscripts, other icons and mosaics. Some icons include 24 carat gold highlights.
St Basil is painted in acrylic on a Loxley Gold box canvas and has two layers of varnish. It is signed on the reverse in pencil. All edges are painted and varnished.
This is one of a series of traditional saints; see my gallery for other images.
The image size is 20cm x 25cm (8" x 10").