Bucharest – National Museum of Art (Saint Prokopios)

St. Prokopios isn’t well known in western Christianity, by which I mean I’ve had to look on Wikipedia to find out who he was. Clearly an amazing man, he once killed 6,000 warriors by showing them a cross. I have some questions about this little legend though….

Anyway, a beautiful icon, painted on wood in the eighteenth century. The blue paint at the bottom left, from the coat of the minion (I don’t know who he is) crosses (excuse the pun) onto the frame and it looks untidy to me. Perhaps it was added later though….