The Annunciation

Iconography:  Annunciation of the Most Holy Virgin

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 57 cm

The icon from the Festival row of iconostasis. To the left is depicted archangel Gabriel announcing the Good News to Mary. The Mother of God enthroned is depicted against the background of the intricate dome building with the portico which looks like a ciborium. The chambers behind the archangel and the Mother of God are linked by the wall with a column. One more peculiarity of the icon is a strip of cloth tossed over the velum linking the buildings.

Inv. № 1593. © Pskov State United Historical, Architectural and Fine Arts Museum-Reserve

Bibliography: Васильева О.А. Иконы Пскова. М., 2003. № 47. С. 136.

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