597 AMONUMENTALE IKONE MIT DEM OSTERGESCHEHEN UND AUSGEWÄHLTEN HEILIG Auction: 66-I
Zentralrussland, Palech, Anfang 19. Jh.
MONUMENTALE IKONE MIT DEM OSTERGESCHEHEN UND AUSGEWÄHLTEN HEILIG
Aus mehreren Brettern zusammengefügtes Bildfeld mit zwei Rückseiten-Sponki. Eitempera auf Kreidegrund, Hintergrund vergoldet
A MONUMENTAL ICON OF THE ANASTASIS AND A SELECTION OF SAINTS Central Russian, Palekh, early 19th century Egg tempera on wood panel. The figure of Christ is represented against a red and green mandorla with rays. He tramples on the broken doors of Hades and raises Adam. In the foreground, Eve is kneeling in supplication. The crowd behind represents the Just people of the Old Testament, who were also raised by Christ during the Anastasis. The scene is supplemented by the killing of devil by an angel at the bottom right and the apparition of Christ after his Anastasis to the portrayed saints. The event in the Hades is rendered with vivid colours, as opposed to the brighter, pastel colours employed for the construction in the background. The upper register showing in the center Christ against a mandorla who rises from the tomb and is flanked by various scenes. The central image is encircled by twelve selected saints, shown in full-length and half-length in front of an architectural setting. Two selected saints on the borders: Sts. Klement and Menas. The icon is finely painted on gold ground. Church Slavonic inscriptions on the border. The composition is executed in great detail. The soft modelling of the flesh is complemented by delicately rendered features. The vestments are highlighted with refined chrysography. In the background stylized architectural views and rocky landscape. Minimally restored. 83 x 67.5 cm.