Elijah in the Wilderness with 26 border-scenes from his life
Elijah the Prophet, Hagiographic cycle of Elijah the Prophet
Date: XVII century. 1678
Iconographic school/art center:
Icon-painter: Kholmogorets, Semen Spiridonov
Origin: From the Church of St. Nicolas Mokry.
Material: Wood, levkas, tempera
Dimensions: height 145 cm, width 113 cm
The prophet standing before the Lord Sabaoth with a scroll in hand is portrayed in a three-quarter turn. The center of the icon is framed with a golden ornamental arc on small chiseled columns. The arc’s construction is reminiscent of a giant book head-piece or a magnificent carved portal of the Holy Gates. Side borders represent Bible scenes.
Inv. № 1213. © Yaroslavl Art Museum