Intercession of the Holy Virgin

Iconography:  Intercession of the Holy Virgin

Date: XIV century. The end of the 14th c. (ca 1399)

Iconographic school/art center:  Novgorod school

Origin: From the Church of the Intercession in Zverin Monastery, Novgorod.

Material: Wood, tempera

Dimensions:  height 151 cm, width 126,5 cm

The icon composition belongs to the so-called “Novgorod” iconographic type. It is distinguished with angels holding the intercession above the Holy Virgin Oranta; above her is a half-length figure of the blessing Jesus Christ; to the right and to the left are the faces of the saints and angels; below, in the center are closed Holy Gates, flanked by John the Baptist, John the Theologian and the apostles, with St. Andrew the Fool for Christ, St. Epithanius and the martyrs to the right.

Inv. № 11170. © Novgorod State United Museum


Иконы Великого Новгорода XI- начала XVI веков. Авторы проекта Л.В. Нерсесян и С.В.Обух. М. Северный паломник. 2008. №15. (описание Е.В. Гладышевой)

Иконы Великого Новгорода XI - начала XVI века. М., 2008. № 15. С. 197-199. (описание Е. В. Гладышевой)

  • General view
  • Figures standing to the left
  • Figures standing to the right