Descent into Hell, with a Deeesis tier

Iconography:  Deisus row, Resurrection – The Descent into Hell

Date: XVII century. The late 17th – early 18th centuries.

Iconographic school/art center:  North of Russia (Segozerye).

Origin: From the Chapel of the Assumption in the village of Pelkula, Medvezhyegorsky district, the Republic of Karelia.

Material: Wood, tempera

Dimensions:  height 32,3 cm, width 192 cm

In the center is the scene of the Descent of Jesus Christ into hell. On either side of the scene are the figures of saints standing in a pose of prayerful intercession.

Inv. № И-191. © Republic of Karelia Museum of Fine Arts

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