• Icon: St Gregory Thaumaturgus

    Technique:
    miscellaneous technique
    Dimensions:
    81x53 cm

Icon: St Gregory Thaumaturgus

Byzantium, 12th century (?)

St Gregory Thaumaturgus (the Wonderworker) is one of the most revered saints, a Father of the Church who lived in the 3rd century. His name day is celebrated on 17th November. This icon is one of the most important examples of Byzantine painting in the Hermitage collection. It was probably painted in Constantinople, sometime around the 12th century. Gregory is shown frontally, in a state of utter peace, his severe face filled with goodness and wisdom. White and fine ochre tones in the clothes and the gold of the ground combine to create a noble colour range.

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Icon: St Gregory Thaumaturgus

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Technique:

miscellaneous technique

Dimensions:

81x53 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1935; handed over from the State Russian Museum

Inventory Number:

I-4

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