Mother of God Great Panagia (Оranta), The
Iconography: Virgin Mary Orant
Date: XIII century. The first third 13th c.
Origin: From the Savior Monastery in Yaroslavl.
Material: Wood, tempera
Dimensions: height 193,2 cm, width 120,5 cm
The Mother of God is represented full-length, in a frontal pose, with hands uplifted in prayer. On her breast is a golden cross with the half-figure of Christ Emmanuel. His hands are spread apart in a benedictory gesture. In the upper corners are the circles with the half-figures of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel holding the transparency with a cross.
Inv. № 12796. © The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Bibliography:Государственная Третьяковская Галерея. Каталог собрания. Древнерусское искусство X — начала XV века. Том I. № 15.