Dormition of the Holy Virgin with scenes from Virgin’s life

Iconography:  Dormition of the Holy Virgin

Date: XVII century. The beginning of the 17th c.

Iconographic school/art center:  Yaroslavl school

Material: Wood, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 122 cm, width 102 cm

In both sides of the central composition we can see the figures of the apostles, carried on the clouds by angels. In the upper part of the central composition there are two scenes showing the apostles breaking the bread (along with the figure of the ascending Virgin they make up the composition «The Virgin Appears before Apostles as they are Breaking the Bread»). At the bottom of the central composition we can see border-scenes with the annunciation of death to Virgin Mary, her prayer on Mount Olivet, Pharisees before a king, the cutting of Avphonius’ hands as the body of the Virgin is carried and St. John prayng before the Virgin’s tomb.

Inv. № 101. © Yaroslavl Art Museum


Иконы Ярославля XIII — середины XVII века. М., 2009. Т. 1. Кат. № 89.

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