Elijah the Prophet

Iconography:  Elijah the Prophet

Date: XVIII century. The first quarter of the 18th c.

Origin: From the Trinity Convent in Murom.

Material: Wood, tempera

Dimensions:  height 28 cm, width 24,5 cm

The icon belongs to the half-length frontal images of Elijah the Prophet, widespread in the Russian iconography in late 14th – 16th centuries that were subsequently replaced with the icons of the Fiery Ascent. In the upper margin is an untypical image of the Savior Not Made with Hands. Elijah is shown wearing a pink-ochre chiton and two-color fur mantle. In his right hand Elijah is holding a scroll reading “Ревнуя и // поревновах // по Господе Бозе Все //(дер)жители”. This is a quotation from the Old Testament story about Elijah’s beating of the pagan prophets of Baal. 

Deposited in the Museum in 1930.

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