Fiery Ascension of Elijah the Prophet

Iconography:  Fiery Ascension of Elijah the Prophet

Date: XVII century. Late 17th century.

Material: Wood, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 68 cm, width 55,5 cm

In the left part of the icon the raven is feeding the prophet in the wilderness. In the center of the icon Elijah uses his mantle to divide the waters of the river Jordan. In the left part is a scene of Elijah being ascended alive to heavens. In the upper part is the figure of the prophet standing in the fiery chariot.

Inv. № 0253. © The Andrey Rublyov Museum of Medieval Russian Culture and Art

  • General view
  • Elijah the Prophet in the fiery chariot
  • Elijah the Prophet and Elisha the Prophet by the river Jordan
  • Elijah is ascended to heavens
  • Elijah is fed by the raven