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  • Icon: Prophets Jeremiah and Habakkum

    Technique:
    tempera on panel and gilding
    Dimensions:
    98x60,5 cm

Icon: Prophets Jeremiah and Habakkum

Russia, Early 16th century

This icon came from the Prophets' Tier of a tall iconostasis - the altar screen which divides the altar from the main body of a Russian Orthodox church. This row of icons shows those Old Testament prophets who predicted the miracle of God incarnation. The saints are shown waist length. In his bent left arm Jeremiah holds a white scroll with a text. Habakkuk holds his scroll horizontally with both hands. This icon was painted by a Moscow master in the early 16th century. The depiction of the faces and figures of saints is soft and somewhat lyrical, as is characteristic of this school. Such images appeared in Russian art in the early 15th century and were linked with the name of Andrei Rublev. The Rublev tradition became standard for Moscow artists and occurred in numerous Russian icons for over a century.

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Icon: Prophets Jeremiah and Habakkum

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Technique:

tempera on panel and gilding

Dimensions:

98x60,5 cm

Inventory Number:

ЭРИ-453

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