Parasceva named “Friday” with the Selected Saints.

Iconography:  Nicholas the Wonderworker, saint, Theodosius of Caves, Parasceva of Iconium (Pyatnitsa), the Great Martyress, Barbara, St., Selected saints, Cosmas of Asia Minor, the Unmercenary, Damian of Asia Minor, the Unmercenary , Pelagia of Tarsus, St.

Date: XVII century.

Iconographic school/art center:  Kargopolye

Origin: from the Vozdvizhenskaya chapel in the village of Maksimovskaya, Kargopolsky district, Archangelskaya region

Material: Wood, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 29 cm, width 27,5 cm

In the centerpiece is represented shoulder-length depiction of great martyress Parasceva. In the upper corners of the centerpiece are half-figures of Christ with the Gospel book and the Mother of God with the omophorion in Her hands. Below, at the sides of the halo of the saint, are shown pair waist-length depictions of saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, Theodosius of Pechory, great martyress Barbara and martyress Pelagia. On the borders are saint martyrs-unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian.

Registration number ДРЖ-845. © State Museum Association «Art Culture of the Russian North»

Иконы Русского Севера. Шедевры древнерусской живописи Архангельского музея изобразительных искусств. М., 2007.

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