Elevation of the Cross

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

Date: XIX century. Second half of the 19th century.

Iconographic school/art center:  The Palekh iconographic school

Material: Wood, levkas, tempera, gold

Dimensions:  height 32 cm, width 27 cm

Patriarch Macarius with two deacons elevating the Cross is depicted against the Holy Sepulcher basilica. Beneath the scene are the Emperor Constantine and the Empress Helena. In the upper corners are the scenes of the finding of the Cross.

Registration number ГМПИ 3936. ДИ-562-И. © The State Museum of Palekh Art

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