The Dormition of the Holy Virgin

Iconography:  Dormition of the Holy Virgin

Date: XVII century.

Iconographic school/art center:  Pskov icon-painting school

Origin: From the church of Myrrh-Bearers in Pskov

Material: Wood, canvas, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 77 cm, width 56 cm

From the Festival row of iconostasis. The Mother of God is represented lying on the deathbed, the apostles are wailing over Her. Behind the deathbed is the figure of Christ in the double halo (glory) with the depiction of the host of the angels. He is holding the child – symbol of the Godmother’s soul. The iconography has a specific feature: the sheets with the liturgical texts in the hands of the saints.

Inv. № 1602. © Pskov State United Historical, Architectural and Fine Arts Museum-Reserve

Bibliography: Васильева О.А. Иконы Пскова. М., 2006. № 72. С. 255.

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