In the center the resurrection from the grave and the descent into the underworld (the realm of the dead). Christ on the trampled gates of the dead, tears Adam and Eve from the mouth of death and with them the righteous of the Old Testament. Led by the good thief, an angel and John the forerunner, they move into paradise, guarded by a seraph. In paradise, Enoch and Elias. At the top left Peter at the empty grave and an angel tames the devil. Bottom right: Jesus and Peter at the Sea of Galilee.

 

From left to right the solemn festivals and holidays:

  1. Birth of the Mother of God (Solemnity: September 8th)
  2. Temple walk of the Mother of God (Solemnity: November 21)
  3. Holy Trinity / Visit of the three men to Abraham (solemn festival)
  4. Annunciation of Our Lady (Solemnity: March 25th)
  5. Birth of Christ (Solemnity: December 25th)
  6. Presentation of Jesus in the temple (solemn festival: February 2)
  7. Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan (Solemnity: January 6th)
  8. Entry into Jerusalem (Solemnity)
  9. The Transfiguration of Christ (Solemnity: August 6th)
  10. Ascension Day (Solemnity: 40 days after Easter)
  11. Asleep of the Mother of God (Solemnity: August 15)
  12. The raising of Lazarus from the dead (public holiday: Saturday before Palm Sunday)
  13. The Beheading of John the Forerunner (Bank Holiday: August 29th)
  14. Holy Prophet Elias (Bank Holiday July 20th)
  15. Pokrov: Protection and Intercession of Our Lady (Bank Holiday: October 1st)
  16. Exaltation of the Cross (Solemnity: September 14th)

 

Poliment-gilded background with engraved ornaments.

Russian icon | Easter, 12 Great Feasts & 4 Festivities | 24828

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  • Original antique Russian orthodox icon

    Certificate of authenticity from an independent expert at the Vienna Dorotheum
  • Age

    19th century
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    35.5 x 30.5 cm (14.0 x 12.0 in)

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