Icon: Ascension of Christ

Number: 186 Period: 19th century
Name: Icon: Ascension of Christ Size: 31 x 26,2 cm
Origin: Russia Price: sold

In this icon Christ is seen rising to heaven within a rose circle supported by two angels. The scene illustrates the events recorded in the Gospels of Mark and Luke as well as in the Acts.

At first glance, this icon creates the impression it does not correspond to its name. The principal place is given to a group consisting of the Mother of God, angels and Apostles, whereas the principal figure, the ascending Christ is smaller and seems secondary to them.

The Mother of God is depicted in the center of the icon. Two angels who are at her side speak to the confused Apostles about the Second Coming of the Lord. One angel gestures with his hand to the ascending Christ. The scene takes place in a rocky landscape (the Mount of Olives).

This colorful icon is finely painted against a golden background.


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