• Icon: The Theophany of Christ

    Technique:
    tempera
    Dimensions:
    90x67,5 cm

Icon: The Theophany of Christ

Pskov, 1360s

Epiphany is the name used to describe the Baptism of Christ in the River Jordan. In a wide river stands the naked Christ; by His legs are an old man and a woman, allegorical figures personifying the river and the sea. St John the Baptist wears his traditional sheepskin and raises his right hand over the head of Christ. The iconography of this painting derives from Byzantine sources.

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Icon: The Theophany of Christ

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Technique:

tempera

Dimensions:

90x67,5 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1956; handed over from the Pskov Regional Local History Museum

Inventory Number:

ЭРИ-228

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