Icon with St John the Baptist, Icon painted in egg tempera with gold leaf on a wood panel surfaced with gesso and linen; the panel has a raised border. Period: Late Byzantine, 1300 (circa), Made in: Constantinople (Modern Istanbul, Turkey). Dimensions: Height: 251 millimetresWidth: 202 millimetres. British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year. Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).
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