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  • Icon: Sts Theodore Stratelates and Theodore Tyron

    Technique:
    tempera on panel and gilding
    Dimensions:
    53,5x38 cm

Icon: Sts Theodore Stratelates and Theodore Tyron

Russia, 15th century

Here we see two saints who were very popular in Novgorod, warriors and martyrs for their faith in Christ. Theodore Stratelates was particularly revered as the patron saint of soldiers. This depiction of holy warriors belongs to a type of icon which was widespread in Novgorod art in the 15th and 16th centuries. Selected saints were shown full length, frontally, in a row, as in this icon. In the left hand of each saint is a sword, and in the right a spear resting on the ground. In the attire of the warrior saints we see red, green, yellow and olive tones. At the top in the green segment of sky is a waist-length depiction of Christ blessing the saints. The icon is related to a trend in Novgorod art of the second half of the 15th century which was characterized by the creation of elegant, fragile forms.

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Icon: Sts Theodore Stratelates and Theodore Tyron

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Technique:

tempera on panel and gilding

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53,5x38 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1957; purchased from a private person

Inventory Number:

ЭРИ-246

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