Holy women before Christ’s tomb

Iconography:  Myrrh-bearers standing by the Lord’s Tomb ((The Angel presents himself to the Myrrhbearers)

Date: XVI century. The second half of the 16th c.

Iconographic school/art center:  Yaroslavl school

Origin: From the Resurrection Cathedral, Romanov-Borisoglebsk (now – Tutaev, Yaroslavl Region).

Material: Wood, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 84,5 cm, width 61 cm

The icon depicts the myrr-bearers who came in the morning in the first day after Sabbath to the Tomb of the Rosen Jesus Christ carrying aromas and fragrances (myrrh) to anoint the body of Christ. The Angel tells the myrr-bearers that Christ is risen and will meet them in Gallilee. The scene develops against a mountain landscape. The Angel with raised wings is shown seated on a round stone, next to diagonally laid sarcophagus with shrouds. To his right are three sleeping warriors in armor suits – the guards of the Holy Sepulchre.

Inv. № 901. © Yaroslavl Art Museum


Иконы Ярославля XIII — середины XVII века. М., 2009. Т. 1. Кат. № 53.

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