Blessed Be the Host of the King of Heaven…

Iconography:  Blessed Be the Host of the King of Heaven…

Date: XVI century. The middle of the 16th c.

Origin: From the Assumption Cathedral in the Moscow Kremlin.

Material: Wood, tempera

Dimensions:  height 143,5 cm, width 395,5 cm

Saint warriors led by the Archangel Michael move in three rows from the burning city of the “infidels” symbolizing Kazan, to Heavenly Jerusalem symbolizing Moscow. The heavenly city is represented as a church inside the “glory” circles with the Mother of God and the Child seated on a throne. They hand the triumphant wreath to the hovering angels.

Inv. № 6141. © The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow


Иконопись из собрания Третьяковской галереи. М., 2008. С. 132-133.

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