Magnificent Russian Icon - The Great Feasts and Scenes from the Life of Christ.
The representations are executed with exceptional pictorial quality.
The Scenes described are in this order:
The Birth of the Virgin
Representation of the Virgin at the Temple
New Testament Trinity
The Annunciation to the Virgin
The birth of Jesus
The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
The Baptism of Jesus
Entrance of Jesus to Jerusalem or to the Palm Festival
The Transfiguration on Mount Tabor with the Prophets Elijah and Moses, and the Apostles Peter, John and James
The Ascension of Christ
The Resurrection of Lazarus
The Virgin "The Joy of the Afflicted"
The Life of Prophet Elijah with the Chariot of Fire
The Hospitality of Abraham and Sara in the Three Archangels or The Trinity of the Old Testament
The Veneration of the Cross
The Dormition of the Virgin, the Son come down to gather the Soul of Mary Child
The Central Table finally represents the
resurrection of Christ and the Descent into Hell. It is considered the most important feast by the Byzantine church
some scratches up in the frame and down
Tempera on gold background wood.
56/62cm , Moscow school.