Item Details
Item 4
Saints Prokopiy & Ioann of Ustyug
Circa 1680
Egg tempera on wood panel
12.5” x 10.25”
James and Tatiana Jackson Collection

Saints Prokopiy and Ioann of Ustyug were given the distinction “Holy Fools.” In icons, holy fools were depicted either with very simple clothing, or no clothing at all. The holy fools of Russia abandoned possessions, even the appearance of intelligence,