Elijah in the Wilderness with 26 border-scenes from his life

Iconography:  Elijah the Prophet, Hagiographic cycle of Elijah the Prophet

Date: XVII century. 1678

Iconographic school/art center:  Yaroslavl school

Icon-painter: Kholmogorets, Semen Spiridonov

Origin: From the Church of St. Nicolas Mokry.

Material: Wood, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 145 cm, width 113 cm

The prophet standing before the Lord Sabaoth with a scroll in hand is portrayed in a three-quarter turn. The center of the icon is framed with a golden ornamental arc on small chiseled columns. The arc’s construction is reminiscent of a giant book head-piece or a magnificent carved portal of the Holy Gates. Side borders represent Bible scenes.

Inv. № 1213. © Yaroslavl Art Museum

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