Elevation of the Cross

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

Date: XIX century. Early 19th century.

Iconographic school/art center:  The Palekh iconographic school

Material: Wood, levkas, tempera, gold

Dimensions:  height 116 cm, width 67 cm

Patriarch Macarius with two deacons elevating the Cross is depicted against the Holy Sepulcher basilica. At his left are the Emperor Constantine and his mother Helena, on the right is a crowd of people attending the ceremony.

Registration number ГМПИ 1668\167. ДИ-178-И. © The State Museum of Palekh Art


1. Иконопись Палеха из собрания Государственного музея палехского искусства (Palekh Icon Painting. State Museum of Palekh Art ). М., 1994. С. 148. Илл. LXVII.

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