Florus and Laurus, the Great Martyrs

Iconography:  Florus, St., Laurus, St.

Date: XVI century. Middle of the 16th century

Origin: From the church in honor of Saint martyrs Florus and Laurus (was closed in 1778), hermitage Kulda near the village Pasmurovo, Cherepovetsky district, Novgorodskaya region.

Material: Wood, tempera

Dimensions:  height 95 cm, width 73 cm

Sts. Florus and Laurus are depicted frontally, full-length, with the cross and the spear in their hands. In the upper part of the icon in the quadrant is shown Christ Emmanuel. The colors of the icon alternate: St. Florus is dressed in the azure mantle and the cinnabar vestment and St. Laurus – in the cinnabar mantle and the azure chiton.

Was deposited in the museum in 1930 from the chapel of Floro-Lavrskaya chapel, the village Pasmurovo, Prisheksninskiy district, Leningradskaya region. At present the village does not exist any longer.

Restoration: МежСНРПМ, 1978, restorer – Mitrofanov V.A.

Inv. №507/2. © Cherepovets Museum Association.

Bibliography: Куликова О.В. Древние лики Русского Севера. Из музейного собрания икон XIV-XIX веков города Череповца. М., 2009. С. 18, кат. № 30 (Илл. 29). 

  • General view
  • Florus
  • Laurus