Angel with a sword

Iconography:  Angel with a sword

Date: XVIII century. The late 17th – early 18th centuries (1714 ?)

Icon-painter: Alexander Kazantsev's workshop (?)

Origin: From the Annunciation Convent in Murom

Material: Wood, tempera

Dimensions:  height 178 cm, width 78,5 cm

The angel in an armory suit decorated with floral design, pearls and precious stones, and the wavering red cloak tied on the chest. In his left hand he holds a scroll with the fragments of surviving text written in ornamental script “Внемлите разум // …исти //ну …идее// … //…Б (о)жи //ю а не помни зла”. An inscription above the figure reads “Агг (е)л Г(о)с(по)д(е)нь посекает злыя дела”. 

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