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  • Icon: The Last Judgement

    Technique:
    tempera on panel and gilding
    Dimensions:
    177x120 cm

Icon: The Last Judgement

Russia, 16th century

This complex, multi-figure composition is divided into two parts, with Paradise to the left and Hell to the right. In the upper part is Christ as Judge; the weighing of each man's virtues against his sins and despatching sinners to Hell. A winding snake with 20 loops illustrates various sins. The righteous, headed by the Apostle Peter, are moving towards Paradise. At the bottom of the icon are small scenes showing various tortures which await the sinners. On the whole the stylistics of the icon suggests that it was the work of a master from the Russian North.

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Icon: The Last Judgement

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Technique:

tempera on panel and gilding

Dimensions:

177x120 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1957; handed over from the Lyadinsky village council, Kargopolsky District, Arkhangelsk Oblast

Inventory Number:

ЭРИ-230

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