Exaltation of the Cross

Iconography:  Raising of the Holy Cross

Date: XV century. 1497

Iconographic school/art center:  The Rostov icon-painting school

Origin: The icon was formerly part of a festival row in the Cathederal of the Dormition in the St.Cyril – Belozersky monastery.

Material: Wood, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 84 cm, width 66,5 cm

The icon shows a scene of the Exaltation of the Cross at the Golgotha before the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Two Jews in the presence of the high-priests and scribes are raising the Cross, with a city wall of Jerusalem seen against the background.

Inv. № 184. © The Andrey Rublyov Museum of Medieval Russian Culture and Art


Музей древнерусского искусства имени Андрея Рублева. А.А.Салтыков. Ленинград.1989. Каталог. №38

  • General view
  • A Jews raising the Cross
  • A Jews raising the Cross, the high-priests and the scribes
  • The high-priests and the scribes
  • The high-priest’s face