Antique Russian Icon, November Menologium XIX century 47x36.5cm
The Menologium (from the Greek Mineja, month) is a liturgical book that collects the prayers and the hymns dedicated to each Saint for all the days and the months of the year.
The icons with this name used to represent the saints and the Feasts whose memory was celebrated in the liturgical Menologi.
This icon presents the sequence of the Saints celebrated in the liturgical calendar of November.
The Saints are depicted in a standing position, with natural poses and generally facing one another: they are hardly ever facing the viewers, which is usually a typical trait of the Menologium icons.
Among the Feasts, we can notice the Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel (8th November, in the middle of the second line) and the Presentation of Mart at the temple (21st November, fourth line).
The traditional scene of the burial of Saint Barlaam of Khutyn (6th November) is replaced by the figure of the Saint Himself.
The composition of the Feasts is different from the traditional one of the Menologi: in fact they reproduce the complete iconographic scheme of the Feast, and they are developed horizontally.
Origin: Moscow Russia
Material: Wood, Levkas
Technique: Egg tempera
Measurements: 47x36.5 cm
Epoch: XIX century.
This icon comes with a certificate of origin and guarantee, together with export documents and the expert report made by the Russian Ministry of Cultural Heritage.
- Model: IC004081
- Shipping Weight: 2Kg
- Materials: wood, levkas, egg tempera, gold foil
- Origin: Russia
- Width: 36.5 cm
- Height: 47 cm
- Width: 14.37 in
- Height: 18.5 in