The Selected Saints

Iconography:  Selected saints

Date: XVII century.

Iconographic school/art center:  Pskov icon-painting school

Origin: From the St. Sophia cathedral in Novgorod

Material: Wood, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 73 cm, width 66 cm

In the centerpiece of the icon in the prayer of Our Lady “Incarnation” and the Holy Trinity are represented saint prince Boris, priest-martyr Theodor of Keryneia, Mary Magdalene, Equal-to-the-Apostles, and reverend Xenia the Righteous of Rome. Above the depiction of Our Lady “Incarnation” is the Holy Trinity in the iconographic type of “Paternitas”. To the right and to the left of the throne of the Holy Trinity are represented eight choirs of angels: the seraphs, the cherubs, the dominions, the heavenly host, the principalities, the archangels, the angels (the ninth choir is obviously depicted within the Holy Trinity). 

Inv. №1600. © Pskov State United Historical, Architectural and Fine Arts Museum-Reserve

Bibliography: Васильева О.А. Иконы Пскова. М., 2006. № 122. С. 388-391.

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