Iconography:  Sybils

Date: XVIII century. 1715

Icon-painter: Alexander Kazantsev’s workshop

Origin: From the Church of St. Nicholas Naberezhny

Material: Wood, tempera

Dimensions:  height 77 cm, width 88 cm

The images of the ancient prophetesses belonging to the Western iconographic tradition are solemn and representative. Sybils Persica and Tiburtina are shown bare-headed, wearing smart dresses with rich ornamentation against a conditional architectural The inscriptions partially reproduce the instructions of the iconographic original. Many of Sybils’ names are misspelt. 

Deposited at the Museum on September 29, 1940. Restored in 1994-2002 at the Grabar Restoration Center by E.I.Buchilo. 

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