Vladimir icon of the Mother of God with the Selected Saints

Iconography:  Vladimir icon of the Mother of God, Nicholas the Wonderworker, saint, Michael, archangel, Gabriel, archangel , Transfiguration of Our Lord, John the Forerunner, prophet and baptist, John the Evangelist, St., Paul the Apostle, Peter the Apostle, Anastasia the Roman, the Martyress, Alexis St., Metropolitan of all Russia and Wonderworker of Moscow, Theodore of Tyre, saint warrior, great martyr, Theodore Stratelates, saint warrior, Tatiana, great martyress

Date: XVI century. Middle of the 16th century.

Origin: From the church of Baptism of Our Lord in the village of Uslavtsevo, Voshchazhnikovskaya volost, Rostovskiy district.

Material: Wood, canvas, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 106 cm, width 73 cm

Apparently, this icon is a copy of the venerated relic of the Rostov Cathedral. The center of the upper border shows the scene of Transfiguration of Our Lord and at its sides are the waist-length depictions of bowing archangels Michael and Gabriel in the aureoles. On the right and on the left borders are shown the figures of the selected saints according to the hierarchy. There are prophet John the Forerunner and apostle Paul, apostles Peter and John the Theologian, saints Nicholas and Alexis, saint warriors Theodore of Tyre and Theodore Stratelates, martyresses Tatiana and Anastasia.

Inv. № И-515. © State Rostov-Yaroslavl Architecture and Art Museum-Reserve

Bibliography: Вахрина В.И. Иконы Ростова Великого. М., 2006. № 50. С. 170.

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