Exaltation of the Cross.

Iconography:  Elevation of Honored and Life-Giving Cross of Our Lord, The

Date: XVI century.

Iconographic school/art center:  Pskov icon-painting school

Origin: From the church of Nicholas the Wonderworker in Pskov

Material: Wood, canvas, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 70 cm, width 94 cm

The icon from the Festival tier. Against the background of the Lord’s Tomb basilica are depicted patriarch Macarius and the two deacons setting up the Cross. To the right are represented the emperor Constantine and his mother Helena, to the left – the people in the temple.

Inv. № 1661. © Pskov State United Historical, Architectural and Fine Arts Museum-Reserve

Bibliography: Васильева О.А. Иконы Пскова. М., 2006. № 49. С. 188.

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