Descent into Hell

Iconography:  Resurrection – The Descent into Hell

Date: XVII century. 1670s

Iconographic school/art center:  Yaroslavl school

Material: Wood, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 75 cm, width 58 cm

The icon from the festival row. In the center of the composition is a figure of Christ in a three-quarter turn, standing on the broken gates of hell. He leads the kneeling Adam and Eve by the hands out of the shrine. He is flanked by two groups of characters depicted against symmetrical hills: to the right are the Old Testament kings and prophets.

Inv. № 320. © Yaroslavl Art Museum

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