Savior Emmanuel with Archangels

Iconography:  Savior Emmanuel

Date: XII century. The end of the 12th c.

Origin: From the Assumption Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin (from the central iconostasis, above the northern gates leading into the altar).

Material: Wood, tempera

Dimensions:  height 72 cm, width 129 cm

A shoulder-length image of the Savior Emmanuel with archangels facing him. Emmanuel stands in the central part of the icon, wearing a dark ochre chiton with thin golden assist; to the left is the Archangel Michael dressed in a purple-pink chiton and a dark-blue himation; to the right is the Archangel Gabriel in a blue chiton and a pink-purple himation. The archangels’ hairs are interlaced with blue straps with cased red stones.

Inv. № Др 1192. © The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow


Государственная Третьяковская Галерея. Каталог собрания. Древнерусское искусство X — начала XV века. Том I. № 12.

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