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RESURRECTION WITH THE TWELVE GREAT FEASTS OF THE CHURCH

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RESURRECTION WITH THE TWELVE GREAT FEASTS OF THE CHURCH

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Russian Sacred Arts Gallery


About this object

At the center of the icon is the Resurrection, painted in a miniature style with flame-shaped mountains and an almond-shaped mandorla with chrysography rays and stars. A gold border with inscription "The Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ" separates it from the twelve smaller scenes that surround it. They depict (clockwise from top left) the Nativity of the Mother of God, the Presentation in the Temple, the Annunciation, the Nativity of Christ, the Baptism of Christ, the Transfiguration, the Exaltation of the Cross, the Dormition, the Old Testament Trinity, the Assumption, the Entry into Jerusalem, and the Purification. In the center of the upper polia, hidden by the oklad, is the New Testament Trinity within a pink semicircular mandorla. Each scene is identified by a black inscription on the ochre polia. The board is not carved but a coral red border with ornament in chrysography separates the kovcheg from the polia with its double red and green filenka. The border is covered by a silver gilt basma oklad with the inscription "The Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ" chased on a plaque in the middle upper border. The oklad is chased with a repeat pattern of crosses and rosettes. A rinceau of raised rosettes with a reeded outer edge and beaded inner edge marks the filenka. The back has two transverse shponki.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
RESURRECTION WITH THE TWELVE GREAT FEASTS OF THE CHURCH
Made from:
Tempera on wood with gilding and silver
Made in:
Mstera, Russia
Date made:
1840-1850
Size:
31.9 × 27.5 cm (12 9/16 × 10 13/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
54.76
Class:
ICON
Signature marks:
MARK; INSCRIPTION ICON: on inner frame "VOSKR KHRTOVO;" on upper polia "RZHTVO PRET BTS" "PRESVIA BDTSY" "BLOVESHCHENIE PRETYIA BDTSY" "RZHTVO KHRSOVO"; on PL polia "BOGOIAVLENIE" "PREOBRAZHENIE GDNE" "VOZDVIZHENIE KRESTA GDIA; on lower polia "USPENIE PRESTYIA BDTSY" "STAIA TROITSA"; on PR polia "VOSNESENIE GDNE" "VKHOD V G [...]GDA" "SRETENIE"; on the verso "N6 (cyrllic, crossed out) "3 riad", scratched cyrillic inscription on PR side of board (illegible) OKLAD: on upper edge "VOSKRESENIE GDA NASHEGO ISA KHRTA"; on bottom edge 1) St. George and the Dragon for Moscow, 2) 84 for silver content, 3) IF (in square) for unknown master, 4) AK 1842 (in square) for tester Andrei Antonovich Koval'skii 1821-1856 (P-L #2108-2109)
Credit line:
Gift of Madame Augusto Rosso, 1968
Featured in publication:
"Tradition in Transition: Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs","Russian Icons at Hillwood","Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great (1762-1769)"