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ca. 1600 Fine Russian Icon - Christ's Resurrection & Descent into the Hades

The icon is depicting Christ's Descent Into Hades and Anastasis (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#: 1333-RSHGI-19
  • Size: 12 3/4 x 10 1/3 inches (32.3 x 26,3 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1600
  • Origin: Russia
  • Materials: Egg tempera on parcel gilt and gessoed wooden panel with kovcheg
  • Price: $7,750
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