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16c Russian Icon of the Resurrection and the Descent into Hell (Anastasis)

A 16th-century icon depicting the Descent Into Hades and Anastasis (the Resurrection). Christ is shown in two scenes – above in the act of Resurrection and below 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#: 68-82-SSI-5
  • Size: 11 3/8 x 10 inches (30 x 25.5 cm)
  • Age: ca. 16th century
  • Origin: Russia
  • Materials: Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price: Price upon request
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