Icon of the Resurrection and Descent into LimboRussia, Palekh, c. 1800
Lot 1010
Icon of the Resurrection and Descent into Limbo
Russia, Palekh, c. 1800
Sold for US$ 31,250 inc. premium

Lot Details
Icon of the Resurrection and Descent into LimboRussia, Palekh, c. 1800
Icon of the Resurrection and Descent into Limbo
Russia, Palekh, c. 1800
tempera on wood with gilding
depicting the Twelve Holiday Feasts and scenes of the Only Begotten Son, the Fiery Ascension of Saint Ilya the Prophet, and the Protection of the Mother of God (Feast of the Intercession)
40.75 x 5.5cm (16 7/8 x 14in)

Footnotes

  • Exhibited
    Washington, DC, Hillwood Museum & Gardens, Tradition in Transition: Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs, 2004

    Literature
    Wendy R. Salmond, Tradition in Transition: Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs, Hillwood Museum & Gardens, Washington, DC, 2004, no. 18, p. 47, illustrated

    This is a wonderful example of an important icon from one of the leading centers of icon painting in Russia during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The multi-figural scene of the Descent into Limbo and the Resurrection occupies the center of the icon. The eighteen surrounding scenes from the lives of Christ and the Mother of God are painted with virtuoso precision. Above it, in a round reserve, a scene showing Christ as God's only Begotten Son completes the complex iconography of this magnificent icon.

    Типичная для палехских мастеров заказная икона с изображением Воскресения- Сошествия во ад в центре, окруженного праздничными сценами, среди которых, помимо обычных двунадесятых праздников, представлены «Единородный сыне» - сюжет, получивший большое распространение в старообрядческой среде, и композиции «Огненное восхождение пророка Ильи» и «Покров Богоматери», напоминавшие о посвящении церквей в самом Палехе.
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