Iconography:  Crucifixion

Date: XVI century. Late 16th century.

Material: Wood, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 53 cm, width 45 cm

The Crucifixion — a cross with Christ’s body — shoots up from the earth into the sky. This is a bridge between the earth and the Kingdom of Heaven. By the foot of the cross is earth crevice - earth interior - with a scull inside. It is a scull of Adam, the first man, upon which from the nailed feet of Christ flows his blood, the blood of redemption. Longinus of Caesarea having seen Christ’s suffering, believed in Him as the Son of God. On the icon St. Longinus is depicted standing right from the cross behind John the Theologian, who was charged by Jesus Christ to take care of his mother. “This is the mother of yours.” Left of the cross stands the Mother of God in dark vestment, behind her are Maries.

КП 0168. © Центральный музей древнерусской культуры и искусства имени Андрея Рублева

  • General view
  • Mullion
  • Figures of the Holy Virgin and St. Mary standing left of the Crucifixion
  • Figures of St. John the Theologist and St. Longinus of Caesarea standing right of the Crucifixion