King of Kings
Iconography: King of Kings
Date: XVII century. From the Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God in Murom
Iconographic school/art center: Murom
Icon-painter: Kazantsev, Aleksandr
Origin: From the Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God in Murom.
Material: Wood, tempera
Dimensions: height 173 cm, width 141 cm
The half-length figure of Christ in a bright-red nimbus with golden rays inside. Christ is dressed in a dark-red dalmatic with wide golden edging; his head is covered with a high closed crown. The Savior is blessing with his right hand and holds with his left a scepter terminating with a cross. From his left shoulder comes off a sword. On Christ’s chest hangs an oval panagia reading “Слово Б(о)жие”. On His left thigh is an inscription “Ц(а)рь Ц(а)рем и Г(о)с(по)дь Г(о)с(п)од(е)мъ”. In the bottom part of the icon is an inscription: “Писана сия новыя Господня икона местную в сию соборную церковь в лето 7198-м го писал сеи Спасителя образ города Мурома изуграф Александр Иванов сын Казанцев”.