Descent into Hell

Iconography:  Resurrection – The Descent into Hell

Date: XVII century.

Iconographic school/art center:  Pskov icon-painting school

Material: Wood, canvas, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 98 cm, width 70 cm

From the Festival row of iconostasis. In the centre of the composition is represented Christ in the almond-shaped halo holding a scroll in his left hand standing on the broken gates of the Hell. To His right is depicted Adam followed by the prophets David, Solomon, Daniel and John the Baptist, to the left are the Old Testament prophets and Eve in the red omophorion bowing before the feet of the Savior.

Inv. № 1653. © Pskov State United Historical, Architectural and Fine Arts Museum-Reserve

Bibliography: Васильева О.А. Иконы Пскова. М., 2006. № 150. С. 462.

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