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Russian Icon - The Resurrection & Orthodox Feasts with Evangelists

Fine icon is painted on the gold ground and depicting 12 Orthodox feasts centered around scenes of Christ's Descent into the Hades and the Resurrection. Four evangelists depicted in the corners. The borders are decorated with tooled ornamentation imitating precious enamels. Very good state of preservation. 

The feast of the Resurrection of Jesus, called Pascha (Easter), is the greatest of the feasts of the Eastern Orthodox Church. In addition, there are other Twelve Great Feasts: 1. Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God 2. the Exaltation of the Cross 3. the Presentation of the Theotokos 4. the Nativity of Christ/Christmas 5. the Baptism of Christ - Theophany, also called Epiphany 6. the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple 7. the Annunciation 8. the Entry into Jerusalem 9. the Ascension of Christ 10. Pentecost 11. the Transfiguration 12 .the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God.

Exhibitied at Tradition & Opulence: Easter in Imperial Russia. Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, MA

Additional Info

  • ID#: 06-RSMIS-8
  • Size: 14 x 12 inches (30.5 x 35.5 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1900
  • Origin: Syzdal
  • Materials: Egg tempera on gilt, tooled and gessoed wood
  • Price: $3,20020% off$2,560
  • Orthodox Cross

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