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APOSTLES PETER AND PAUL

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APOSTLES PETER AND PAUL

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

Apostles Peter and Paul stand slightly turned towards each other on a grassy knoll with a vista of hills in the distance. Each is lost in contemplation of the appearance above their heads of Christ on a bank of smoky gray clouds, his arms raised in blessing. Peter, on the left, wears an ochre-yellow hymation that falls in agitated folds over a dark green chiton. His left hand holds a furled scroll against his chest, his right holds the key of heaven. He has thick white hair and a short full beard. Paul is slightly younger, balding with a dark beard. His bulky, raspberry-red hymation is worn over a chiton of the same green as St. Peter's. These colors are repeated in reverse in Christ's green hymation over a pink chiton. From his left hand hangs a long sword with a twisted handle, in his right he holds a gospel. The haloes around the heads of the two saints and of Christ are white with a fine red border. The ground of the kovcheg is painted mint green with a dark green border and cinnebar red filenka. There are two transverse shponki on the verso.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
APOSTLES PETER AND PAUL
Made from:
Tempera on wood
Made in:
Russia
Date made:
18th c.
Size:
31.1 × 24.5 cm (12 1/4 × 9 5/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
54.13
Class:
ICON
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION; LABEL recto: "ST APL PETR" "ST APL PAVEL"; "IS KhKr (in red paint); verso: "M14.1970 Post" (on label); "#4"; "HAS TO BE DONE" (incised in thick wax); "RESTORED 4-1-86 No 3" (on masking tape), "No 3" (on masking tape), "restored No 14" (incised in thick wax); red wax seal (lower left); . . . . "35g" (faint pencil inscription lower left)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973