Icon "Deesis" or "Christ enthroned"
Place and Date of Production:
Russia, second half of 19th century
wood, gesso, tempera, gilding
31.5 х 27 cm
The icon shows Christ enthroned, composite of two wooden boards with two
back side Sponki. Tempera on chalk ground, background gilded.
Achsialsymmetrische composition with the occupant seated in a richly
decorated, golden throne Christ in the center. At its sides it is
flanked by the Virgin Mary and John the Baptist, each with an open
magazine. Behind him, rows of two angels, apostle John, Peter, Paul and