Antique Russian icon, Twelve Great Feasts 69x53cm XIX century

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Antique Russian icon, 'the Twelve Great Feasts of the Liturgical Year' 69x53cm XIX century.
Starting from the XVIII century, in Russia, a few iconographic schemes grouped in a single representation the cycle of the 12 feasts, placed on the edges and surrounding the image of Easter, which was in the centre because it's considered as the Mother od all Feasts.
In these compositions the central scenes gains a great importance. It features different multiple elements which together represent the theolo...

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Antique Russian icon, 'the Twelve Great Feasts of the Liturgical Year' 69x53cm XIX century.
Starting from the XVIII century, in Russia, a few iconographic schemes grouped in a single representation the cycle of the 12 feasts, placed on the edges and surrounding the image of Easter, which was in the centre because it's considered as the Mother od all Feasts.
In these compositions the central scenes gains a great importance. It features different multiple elements which together represent the theologic and biblical message of Easter.
The descent of Christ into hell, the procession of the Blessed into Heaven, the resurrection of Christ from the sepulchre, the apparition on the Lake Tiberias.
Iconographic description of the 12 Feasts:
1 Trinity of the Old Testament
2 Nativity of Mary
3 Presentation of Mary at the temple
4 Annunciation
5 Birth of Jesus
6 Baptism
7 Presentation of Jesus at the Temple
8 Entry in Jerusalem
9 Transfiguration
10 Ascension
11 Durmition of Mary
12 Feast of the Cross
In the central part - Descent of Christ into hell and Resurrection of Christ (Easter).

Origin: Central Russia
Material: Wood, Levkas
Technique: Egg tempera
Measurements: 69 x 53 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.

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