The Assumption of Our Lady

The Assumption of Our Lady

The Dormition of the Mother of God is represented with the scene of the Archangel cutting off the hands of the Jew Aphonia. Christ, holding the swaddled soul of the Blessed Virgin, is surrounded by a sphere with forthcoming archangels, with cherubs and a fiery seraph above. His blessing hand is lowered over the Virgin.

A similar detail appears in Russian icon painting in the second half of the 17th century. Behind the sphere is the red wall of the city. Above her is the ascended Virgin, on the throne, in a mandorla supported by two angels.

Christ and the reclining Mother of God are expected to be apostles, hierarchs and wives of Jerusalem. The icon is a work of Russian painting of the XVII century, with the re-enactments of the XIX century. It represents artistic and historical and cultural value.

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