The top row depicts Christ with the Mother of God, John the Forerunner, Michael and Gabriel, and the four Evangelists. The rows below include depictions of hierarchs, prophets, martyrs, monastic saints including John of the Ladder, a selection of the Forty Martyrs of Sinai, Old Testament Patriarchs, Saints Constantine and Helen, and three female saints including Saint Catherine.

The monk dedicating the icon is depicted on the bottom border. The particular collection of saints clearly refers to Sinai. The composition must be a reproduction of a circa 1200 menologion calendar icon, though the technique is definitely fifteenth century.


Tempera on wood
Second half of fifthteenth century
69,7 Χ 51,1 cm
St. Catherine's Monastery Saint Catherine, South Sinai Governorate