The Resurrection and Descent into Hell - PF.5979 - For Sale

The Resurrection and Descent into Hell - PF.5979
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The central panel depicts the Resurrection of Christ and the Descent into Hell. These scenes are surrounded by twelve smaller panels depicting events honored by major church festivals. They are as follows, starting from the upper left and moving clockwise: the Nativity of the Virgin, the Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple, the Annunciation, the Nativity of Christ, The Baptism of Christ, the Transfiguration of Christ, the Dormition of the Virgin, the Elevation of the Cross, the Old Testament Trinity, The Assumption of the Virgin, Christ’s Entry into Jerusalem, and the Presentation of Christ at the Temple. Representations of the four gospel writers fill the corners along the engraved border.Together,thisspectacular icon represents the central theme of Christianity. Most impressive is how much iconography the painter managed to squeeze into such a limited space. Painted with stunning detail and minute ascents throughout, this icon is a true work of beauty that glows when the light shines againstitsluminousgoldleafbackground.-(PF.5979)The Resurrection and Descent into Hell - PF.5979Origin: Russia Circa: 18 th Century AD to 19 th Century ADDimensions: 14" (35.6cm) high Collection: Russian Icons Style: Russian Orthodox Medium: Tempera on Wood

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