Demetrius of Thessaloniki, St.

Iconography:  Demetreus of Thessaloniki, the Great Martyr

Date: XII century. 1108-1113

Origin: From the Church of the Archangel Michael (1108-1113) of the Zlatoverhovy Monastery in Kiev. The icon had been located on the southern part of the crossed altar northeastern pillar.

Material: Stone, brick, smalt, lime, marble, mosaic

Dimensions:  height 214,5 cm, width 122 cm

Mosaics. St.Demetrius is portrayed full-length in an erect frontal pose. With his right hand he holds a lance, leaning on a shield with his left; behind his back, on the belt, hangs a sheathed sword. He is dressed in a pink shirt with golden bordering, his golden armor suit decorated with multi-colored plates on the shoulders and waist; he wears blue trousers with a golden ornamentation. The armor suit is covered with a long blue cloak, knotted on the right shoulder and decorated with golden edging with a dark-blue ornamentation (tablion).

Inv. № 25532. © The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Bibliography:

Государственная Третьяковская Галерея. Каталог собрания. Древнерусское искусство X — начала XV века. Том I. № 2.

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