Nativity of the Holy Virgin with scenes from her life

Iconography:  Nativity of the Holy Virgin, Scenes from the Mother of God’s Life

Date: XVI century.

Iconographic school/art center:  Tver iconographic school

Origin: From the church of the Nativity of the Holy Virgin on Isaevets, a village near Tver, the former estate of the Pleshcheevs (16th century).

Material: Wood, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 139 cm, width 111 cm

The icon represents a scene of the Nativity of the Holy Virgin with 16 border panels. The main scene on the mullions is dedicated to the Nativity of the Holy Virgin. 16 border panels represent scenes from the life of the Mother of God.

Inv. № 0054. © The Andrey Rublyov Museum of Medieval Russian Culture and Art

  • General view
  • Mullion. A scene of the Nativity of the Mother of God
  • Border panel 01. Blessed Joachim and Anne present offerings
  • Border panel 02. The Rejection of Offerings
  • Border panel 03. St. Joachim in Prayer
  • Border panel 04. St. Anne in Prayer
  • Border panel 05. St. Joachim and St. Anne meet by the Golden gates
  • Border panel 06. Presentation of the Holy Virgin to the elders
  • Border panel 07. The first seven steps of the Holy Virgin
  • Border panel 08. Presentation into the Temple
  • Border panel 09. Sanctification of the rods
  • Border panel 10. The Wedding of Mary and Joseph
  • Border panel 11
  • Border panel 12
  • Border panel 13. The Annunciation
  • Border panel 14. Farewell to the wives of Jerusalem
  • Border panel 15. The Dormition of the Mother of God
  • Border panel 16. The Apostles standing by the empty grave of the Holy Virgin