Savior enthroned with selected saints
Iconography: Savior Enthroned
Date: XIII century. The second half of the 13th - the beginning of the 14th c. c.
Iconographic school/art center: Novgorod school
Origin: From the village of Krestsy, the Novgorod region.
Material: Wood, tempera
Dimensions: height 106 cm, width 73 cm
In the central part of the icon is the figure of the Savior seated on a throne. His is blessing with his right hand with the two-fingers sign, his left hand holds an open gospel by the upper edge. In the upper border of the icon, in the center, is the “Prepared Throne” (Ethimasia), with a blue robe and a gospel thereupon. On either side of the throne are the half-figures of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel in devotional poses. On side borders are the figures of the saints standing in frontal poses. On the left, top-down, are the figures of Sts. George, Clement, the Pope of Rome and the Prophet Elijah; in the right margin are Demetrius of Thessaloniki, Hypatius of Gangra and Nicholas. On the lower border are the shoulder-length figures of the saint martyrs Florus and Laurus, with Saint Blaise between them.
Inv. № 22938. © The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Bibliography:Государственная Третьяковская Галерея. Каталог собрания. Древнерусское искусство X — начала XV века. Том I. № 18.