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  • Icon: Crucifixion

    Technique:
    tempera on panel and gilding
    Dimensions:
    70,5x55 cm

Icon: Crucifixion

Russia, Second half of the 16th century

Here we see a version of the story of the Crucifixion as told in the Gospels. According to tradition, at the centre of the composition, set against a background of the wall of Jerusalem, is the naked figure of Christ with a white robe around His thighs, crucified on a seven-point cross, standing on Golgotha, or the Hill of Calvary. In the depths of a black cave we can see the skull of Adam. To each side of the cross are two figures, to the left the Virgin and Mary Magdalene, to the right John the Evangelist and the centurion Longinus. Above are two weeping angels. The creation of the icon of the Crucifixion in a workshop in the Russian North, sometime in the second half of the 16th century, is confirmed by its composition, the balanced allocation of areas of colour and the style of execution.

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Icon: Crucifixion

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Technique:

tempera on panel and gilding

Dimensions:

70,5x55 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1956; handed over from the Solvychegodsk Museum of History and Art

Inventory Number:

ЭРИ-218

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