Peter, The Apostle

Iconography:  Peter the Apostle

Iconographic school/art center:  Novgorod school

Material: Wood, tempera

Dimensions:  height 144,6 cm, width 54 cm

The icon from the Deesis row. The figure of the Apostle Paul is one of seven essential elements of any extended Deesis row, in which it places third to the right of Jesus Christ, behind the Holy Virgin and the Archangel Michael. Peter is shown with his right hand extended in a blessing gesture. With his right hand he holds a scroll and a key – the essential attributes of the apostle’s iconography.

Inv. № 21583. © Novgorod State United Museum


Иконы Великого Новгорода XI - начала XVI веков. Авторы проекта Л.В. Нерсесян и С.В.Обух. М. Северный паломник. 2008. №94.

  • General view
  • Face of St. Peter