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This composition has been divided into seven panels: three on the top and bottom rows, and a continuous row in the center. The Mother of God is depicted on the top left followed by the Resurrection in the center and St. Nicholas on the right. The central panel is a frieze of six saints. The lower rung occupied by St. George Slaying the Dragon on the left, two female saints in the center, and a male saint on the right. An interwoven abstract band painted in red and green decorates the border. The deep red, green, and blue hues of the painting stands out against the luminous gold leaf background. Stylistically, much is derived from earlier Byzantine paintings and mosaics. This influence is evident in the elongation of the figures and the linear, angular treatment of the drapery, as well as the lack of an elaborated special setting aside from the solid gold plane symbolizing heaven. Above all, this icon was a sacred object of veneration, combining a variety of holy figures together in a cohesive composition in order to facilitate prayer. - (PF.5704)Septpartite Icon - PF.5704Origin: Russia Circa: 18 th Century ADto19th Century ADCollection: Russian Icons Style:Russian Orthodox Medium:Temperaon Wood

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