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 77,5 cm, width 48,5 cm

The images of the ancient prophetesses belonging to the Western iconographic tradition are solemn and representative. Sybils Agrippa and Delphica are shown 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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