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        Heavenly ladder of St. John Climacus

        Russian Photographer, (20th century). Russian. Medium: tempera on panel. Date: 16th Century. 'John of the Ladder' was a 7th century Christian monk at the monastery on Mount Sinai; the Ladder describes how to raise one's soul and body to God through the acquisition of ascetic virtues; Provenance: State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Photographic Rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.

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