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ICON NUMBER : 80814

Evangelist Mattheus, 19th Century, Russian Church icon, tempera on wooden board, size 49 x 21 cm, price 2700,- euro

Considering that Saint Matthew is traditionally believed to have composed the Gospel that bears his name, surprisingly little is known about this important apostle and evangelist. He is mentioned only five times in the New Testament. Matthew 9:9 gives the account of his calling: "And when Jesus passed on from hence, he saw a man sitting in the custom house, named Matthew; and he saith to him: Follow me. And he rose up and followed him." From this, we know that Saint Matthew was a tax collector, and Christian tradition has always identified him with Levi, mentioned in Mark 2:14 and Luke 5:27. Thus Matthew is thought to have been the name that Christ gave Levi at his calling.Condition: authentic icon in original condition. Provenance: private collection Germany. The authenticity of every icon is guaranteed. Every icon is sold with extensive written expertise.

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