Iconography:  Entombment

Date: XV century. 1497

Iconographic school/art center:  The Rostov icon-painting school

Origin: The icon was formerly part of a festival row in the Cathederal of the Dormition in the St.Cyril – Belozersky monastery.

Material: Wood, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 84 cm, width 66 cm

A scene of Jesus Christ’s entombment is depicted against a rocky background. The coffin with Jesus Christ is surrounded by the Holy Virgin, John the Baptist, Christ’s secret disciples St. Joseph of Arimathea and St. Nicodemus, and the myrrh-bearers.

Inv. № 185. © The Andrey Rublyov Museum of Medieval Russian Culture and Art


Музей древнерусского искусства имени Андрея Рублева. А.А.Салтыков. Ленинград.1989. Каталог. 41

  • General view
  • Fragment 1. The entombment scene
  • 3. FragmeThe Mother of Christ bending over the body of Christ
  • Fragment 3. John the Baptist
  • Fragment 4. Joseph of Arimathea