Sophia, the Holy Wisdom

Iconography:  Sophia, the Wisdom of God

Date: XVII century. 1618

Icon-painter: Dementyev, Zhdan , Vasily Novgorodets

Origin: From the iconostasis of the St. Sophia Сhurch, Vologda

Material: Wood, canvas, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 195,5 cm, width 133 cm

The icon portrays the enthroned figure of St. Sophia the Holy Wisdom with fiery red face and wings, in a golden crown and red-golden clothes. She is flanked by the Mother of God and John the Baptist. Above Sophia is a medallion with the half-figure of Christ blessing with a pontifical benediction (with both hands). In the upper part is the Etimasia (the Prepared Throne), upon which rests the Gospel; on either side of the Etimasia are angels.

Inv. NO ВОКМ 6110 © Vologda State Museum of History, Architecture and Art

  • General view
  • Sophia the Holy Wisdom, the Mother of God with Christ, John the Baptist
  • Jesus Christ, angels