Princes Boris and Gleb on horseback

Iconography:  Boris, St. Prince Martyr (baptized as Roman), Gleb, St. Prince Martyr (baptized as David)

Date: XIV century. The second half of the 14th c.

Iconographic school/art center:  Pskov icon-painting school

Origin: From the Chapel of Peter and Paul of the Assumption Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin.

Material: Wood, tempera

Dimensions:  height 128 cm, width 75 cm

Boris and Gleb are depicted astride horses, against steep hills with a blossoming bush. They hold banners on long flagpoles. In the right corner of the icon, in a segment of heaven, is the half-length figure of the blessing Savior with a scroll in his left hand.

Inv. № 12723. © The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow


Государственная Третьяковская Галерея. Каталог собрания. Древнерусское искусство X — начала XV века. Том I. №31 .

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