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This painting came to the Museum as part of the founding collection given to the University of Oxford by General Pitt-Rivers in 1884. It is said to be Russian, but the inscriptions are in Greek and Latin, and its origins are uncertain. The inscription identifies the painting as a copy of one held at the monastery of Saint Sylvester in Rome, which itself is a copy of the picture ‘sent to Abagarus’.
The Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford
oil on canvas
H 71 x W 60.5 cm
gift, before 1884