Fiery Ascent of the Prophet Elijah with scenes from his life

Iconography:  Fiery Ascension of Elijah the Prophet, Hagiographic cycle of Elijah the Prophet

Date: XVII century. The late 17th century.

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

Origin: From the Chapel of the Mother of God in the village of Kurgenitsy, Medvezhyegorsky district, the Republic of Karelia.

Material: Wood, tempera

Dimensions:  height 103,5 cm, width 83,5 cm

In the center are the most frequently encountered scenes from the life of the Prophet Elijah. In the upper part is the Fiery Ascension of Elijah, to the right is Elijah being fed by the raven in the wilderness. In the lower part are the scenes depicting the appearance of the angel to Elijah and Elijah and Elisha walking across the river Jordan. The composition is surrounded by twelve border scenes.

Inv. № И-419. © Republic of Karelia Museum of Fine Arts

  • General view
  • Mullion
  • The birth of the Prophet Elijah
  • Border panel 02
  • Border panel 03
  • Border panel 04
  • Border panel 05
  • Border panel 06
  • Border panel 07
  • Border panel 08
  • Border panel 09
  • Border panel 10
  • Border panel 11
  • Border panel 12