Deesis. A Holy Gates crown
Iconography: Deisus row
Date: XVII century. Mid-17th c.
Origin: From the Church of the Annunciation in Murom.
Material: Wood, tempera
Dimensions: height 37 cm, width 137 cm
The composition consists of three separate parts, located in the pictorial “window” border panels, with the square board being entirely bound with silver gilded plates of different sizes with large grass ornamentation. In the center is an image of the Holy Trinity with the Eternal God, Christ wearing royal clothes and a crown and the Holy Spirit depicted as a pigeon, with the Eternal God and Christ seated on the same throne. This image is inside a nimbus, composed of a circle with the six-winged cherub and a rhomb with symbols of the four Evangelists in the corners. On either side are the figures of the Mother of God dressed in royal clothes and John the Baptist. Both are portrayed having wings and wearing crowns.