The Rogers Family Collection of
Greek and Russian Icons
Greek, 18th C.
Saints Basil, John Chrysostom, Gregory the Theologian, Athanasius and Paraskevi
Tempera on wood
14 5/8" x 20" x 1/2"
UWM Art Collection, 1986.146
Gift of Frederick Van D. Rogers
Here, the four Greek Fathers are depicted with St. Paraskevi lined up in a frontal position with richly decorated ecclesiastical robes. The Church Fathers make the Greek sign of blessing – the cross – by crossing their third finger and thumb.