Selected saints: Paraskeva Pyatnitsa, Barbara, Juliana

Iconography:  Parasceva of Iconium (Pyatnitsa), the Great Martyress, Barbara, St., Juliana of Heliopolis, St.

Date: XIV century. The end of the 14th - the beginning of the 15th c.

Iconographic school/art center:  Pskov icon-painting school

Origin: From the Church of St. Barbara in Pskov.

Material: Wood, tempera

Dimensions:  height 143 cm, width 108 cm

The full-length figures of three martyrs. In the center is St. Barbara standing in a frontal pose with a black martyr’s cross in her right hand; her left hand is raised at the breast level, the palm is open. To her right is St. Paraskeva, standing in a three-quarter turn to Barbara; to her left stands St. Juliana, her head is turned to St. Barbara. Both martyrs hold white eight-pointed crosses with their right hands. Above Barbara, in a semi-circle of heaven, is Christ Emmanuel in a red vestment, blessing with both hands. To either side of a semi-circle of heaven, between the martyrs’ haloes, are two half-figures of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel.

Inv. № 28758. © The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow


Государственная Третьяковская Галерея. Каталог собрания. Древнерусское искусство X — начала XV века. Том I. № 38 .

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