St Januarius, from San Gennaro catacomb

St Januarius, from San Gennaro catacomb


Icon of St Januarius, from The Catacombs of San Gennaro are underground Christian burial and worship sites in Naples. The site was consecrated to Gennaro (Januarius) in the fifth century when his remains were placed there. The remains were moved to Naples Cathedral in the 9th century.

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 Januarius 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").

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