Dormition of the Holy Virgin

Iconography:  Dormition of the Holy Virgin

Date: XVI 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. The Mother of God is shown lying on the deathbed, the apostles are wailing over Her. Behind the deathbed is depicted the figure of Jesus Christ in the halo with the depiction of the host of angels. He is holding the child in His hands symbolizing the soul of Our Lady. To the right and to the left of the Savior are shown the angels, the saints and the righteous women. In the lower part of the icon is represented the scene of severing the hands of impious Hebrew Aufonius.

Inv. № 2682. © Pskov State United Historical, Architectural and Fine Arts Museum-Reserve

Bibliography: Васильева О.А. Иконы Пскова. М., 2006. № 151. С. 462.

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