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Russian icon - The Descent of Christ into the Hades

Christ is shown in his descent into Hades, breaking down the doors of Hell, binding Satan and rescuing Adam and Eve. Behind them follow the kings, the prophets, and the righteous of the Old Testament,  David and Solomon wearing the crowns, John the Baptist with the scroll in hand. Feast day: Easter Sunday.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 12-51-69-SP6-110
  • Size: 13 1/2 x 11 in (34 x 28 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1890's
  • Origin: Icon painting village of Kholui
  • Materials: Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price: $950
  • Orthodox Cross
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