733MONUMENTALE IKONE MIT DER DARSTELLUNG EINER KIRCHENIKONOSTASE Auction: 62-I
MONUMENTALE IKONE MIT DER DARSTELLUNG EINER KIRCHENIKONOSTASE
Verbund aus zwei massiven Laubholz-Brettern mit zwei Rückseiten-Sponki (verloren). Kowtscheg, Lewkas, Eitempera, versilberter Hi
A MONUMENTAL ICON OF A COMPLETE ICONOSTASIS Central Russian, circa 1880 Tempera on wood panel with kovcheg. The background made if silver, covered by a golden lacquer. The panel faithfully reproducing the screen that separates the nave from the sanctuary in the Orthodox Churches. The iconostasis is divided in six registers, surmounted by seven domes. The lowest section containing the three doors. In the centre the Royal Gate with images of the Evangelists and the Annunciation, a Deacon's Door at each side showing St. Stephanus and Laurentius. The second and third row illustrating the major Liturgical Feasts. A larger row above showing the Descent into Hell extended at each side by Apostles. The next rank displaying the Enthroned Mother of God flanked by Prophets. The register above showing the Deisis flanked by Prophets. The tympana below the domes representing events from the Passion. The border emulating contemporary enamel work. Worn, restorations. 94 x 66.8 cm.