Leontius of Rostov
Iconography: Leontius, the bishop of Rostov, St.
Date: XVI century. Middle of the 16th century.
Origin: From the church commemorating the Presentation in the Temple in Rostov.
Material: Wood, canvas, levkas, tempera
Dimensions: height 96 cm, width 64 cm
Leontius, the bishop of Rostov is depicted full-length with his hands spread apart. His right hand is blessing and his left hand covered with a liturgical cloth is holding a Gospel book in the precious casing. The saint is represented in full Episcopal vestment: he is wearing a rosy under-tunic, epitrachelion and palitza decorated with the multicolored gems and pearls, green polystaurion, white omophorion and white klobuk.
Inv. И-535. © State Rostov-Yaroslavl Architecture and Art Museum-Reserve
Bibliography: Вахрина В.И. Иконы Ростова Великого. М., 2006. № 51. С. 174.