Deesis with St. Barbara and St. Parasceva (Friday)

Iconography:  Deisus row, Parasceva of Iconium (Pyatnitsa), the Great Martyress, Barbara, St.

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

Iconographic school/art center:  Pskov icon-painting school

Origin: From the Church of Barbara in Pskov.

Material: Wood, tempera

Dimensions:  height 126,5 cm, width 92,8 cm

In the center is Jesus Christ seated on the throne, blessing with his right hand and holding a closed Gospel book lying on His lap. He is flanked by the Mother of God and John the Baptist with their hands raised in blessing; behind them, in the second row, are the martyrs Barbara and Parasceva.

Inv. № 2779. © Novgorod State United Museum


Иконы Великого Новгорода XI- начала XVI веков. Авторы проекта Л.В. Нерсесян и С.В.Обух. М. Северный паломник. 2008. №97.

  • General view
  • Face of Holy Virgin
  • Face of John the Baptist