Apostle Mark (fragment of the Sanctuary Doors)

Iconography:  Mark, the apostle

Date: XVII century.

Iconographic school/art center:  Pskov icon-painting school

Material: Wood, tempera

Dimensions:  height 41,5 cm, width 35,5 cm

The waist-length depiction of the apostle, in a slight turn to the left. Mark is dressed in the red chiton and the green coat. The white pigments can be seen on the clothes. Mark is holding the open Gospel book (with the text). At the right shoulder of the apostle is depicted the symbol of Mark (the lion). The background of the icon is light green. The halos are golden with red outlines. The hair also has got the white pigment inserts. The face is painted thoroughly, the painter displays his knowledge of anatomy.

Inv. № 4395. © Pskov State United Historical, Architectural and Fine Arts Museum-Reserve

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