King of Kings

Iconography:  King of Kings

Date: XVII century. From the Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God in Murom

Iconographic school/art center:  Murom

Icon-painter: Kazantsev, Aleksandr

Origin: From the Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God in Murom.

Material: Wood, tempera

Dimensions:  height 173 cm, width 141 cm

The half-length figure of Christ in a bright-red nimbus with golden rays inside. Christ is dressed in a dark-red dalmatic with wide golden edging; his head is covered with a high closed crown. The Savior is blessing with his right hand and holds with his left a scepter terminating with a cross. From his left shoulder comes off a sword. On Christ’s chest hangs an oval panagia reading “Слово Б(о)жие”. On His left thigh is an inscription “Ц(а)рь Ц(а)рем и Г(о)с(по)дь Г(о)с(п)од(е)мъ”. In the bottom part of the icon is an inscription: “Писана сия новыя Господня икона местную в сию соборную церковь в лето 7198-м го писал сеи Спасителя образ города Мурома изуграф Александр Иванов сын Казанцев”. 

Deposited in the Museum in 1935. Restored in 1936 in the Murom Museum by I.I.Tyulin. 

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