Fiery Ascent of the Prophet Elijah

Iconography:  Fiery Ascension of Elijah the Prophet

Date: XVI century. The late 16th century.

Iconographic school/art center:  North of Russia.

Material: Wood, tempera

Dimensions:  height 69 cm, width 47,5 cm

The upper part of the icon depicts the scene of the ascent of the Prophet Elijah to heaven in the present of Elisha. In the lower part is the scene of the annunciation being heard by the Prophet Elijah in the desert. In the upper right corner is Dextera Domini.

Inv. № И-627. © Republic of Karelia Museum of Fine Arts

  • General view
  • The Prophet Elijah and the angel in the desert
  • The fiery ascent of the Prophet Elijah