Entry into Jerusalem

Iconography:  Entrance of Our Lord into Jerusalem

Date: XVI century.

Iconographic school/art center:  Pskov icon-painting school

Origin: From the church of Myrrh-Bearers in Pskov

Material: Wood, canvas, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 77 cm, width 55 cm

The centre of the composition shows Christ sitting on a donkey in a practically frontal pose, His legs are on the side of a viewer and His head is turned to the people walking out of the town. He is followed by the apostles headed by apostle Peter also depicted in a practically frontal pose. A child lays out the clothes on the way of Christ and the centre shows the adolescent picking the palm branches.

Inv. № 1589. © Pskov State United Historical, Architectural and Fine Arts Museum-Reserve

Bibliography: Васильева О.А. Иконы Пскова. М., 2006. № 66. С. 244.

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