Dormition of the Holy Virgin

Iconography:  Dormition of the Holy Virgin

Date: XV century. Third quarter of the 15th c.

Iconographic school/art center:  Novgorod school

Origin: From the Church of the Dormition at Volotovo Pole near Novgorod.

Material: Wood, tempera

Dimensions:  height 90,5 cm, width 56 cm

The icon from the festival row of the iconostasis depicts a scene of the Dormition of the Holy Virgin. The Mother of God is depicted lying on the coach, surrounded by the apostles, against an architectural landscape. In the center is a figure of Jesus Christ holding a swaddled baby, the symbol of the immaculate soul.

Inv. № 3770. © Novgorod State United Museum


Иконы Великого Новгорода XI - начала XVI веков. Авторы проекта Л.В. Нерсесян и С.В.Обух. М. Северный паломник. 2008. №38.

  • General view
  • Mullion
  • The apostles standing to the left
  • The apostles standing to the right
  • Fragment