Paul, the Apostle

Iconography:  Paul the Apostle

Date: XVI century. Beginning of XVI c.

Iconographic school/art center:  Novgorod school

Origin: From the Cathedral of Michael the Archangel in Padchevar, Kirillovsky uezd, the Novgorod gubernia.

Material: Wood, tempera

Dimensions:  height 91 cm, width 32 cm

From the Deesis tier. Paul the Apostle is shown wearing a cloak completely draping his left hand and leaving open his right hand. Very untypical is the saint’s gesture – he is portrayed showing the inclined Gospel book, which is put almost on the corner, instead of supporting it.

Inv. № 2873. © Novgorod State United Museum


Иконы Великого Новгорода XI - начала XVI веков. Авторы проекта Л.В. Нерсесян и С.В.Обух. М. Северный паломник. 2008. №105.

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