- Museum number
- Object: The Resurrection/Descent into Hell (Anastasis) surrounded by 12 Festival Scenes
Icon; painted; in the centre are two depictions of Christ in a green mandorla. In the upper scene is his resurrection from the tomb flanked by (at left) St Peter praying and the Women at the Sepulchre, and (at right) by the Wise Robber before the gates of Eden. In the lower scene Christ, surrounded by the Procession of the Elect led by the Archangel Michael, stands on the broken gates of hell raising Adam from his tomb; below Adam, Eve kneels on a red cloth, and in the lower right corner is the kneeling figure of the Archangel Michael holding a sword. Around the central scene are 12 festival scenes, clockwise from top left:
1. The Birth of the Virgin.
2. The Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple.
3. The Annunciation to the Virgin.
4. The Nativity of Christ.
5. The Presentation of Christ in the Temple.
6. The Baptism of Christ.
7. The Entry into Jerusalem.
8. The Transfiguration of Christ.
9. The Ascension of Christ.
10. The Old Testament Trinity (the angels at Mamre).
11. The Resurrection of the Holy Cross.
12. The Dormition of the Virgin (Koimesis).
Inscriptions: each scene has traces of an accompanying inscription in Church Slavonic; in Greek by the Virgin's head in scenes 1-4, 7, 8 and 10: MP OY (Mother of God); by Christ's head in scenes 4-7, 10-12: IC XC (Jesus Christ); in Christ's halo in the same scenes: O WN (He Who Is).
Egg tempera, gesso on wood.
- Production date
Height: 32 centimetres
Thickness: 2.50 centimetres
Width: 27 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For other icons with this iconography or slight variants thereof, see cat. nos 9, 32, 46 and 67.
Cormack 2007, 115, no. 11
- Not on display
- Made from a single convex panel with shallow ‘kovcheg’; two battens are missing from the reverse; the paint layer on the borders is scraped down to the gesso; there are substantial areas of gesso missing on the left, right and lower borders.
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Old Testament Trinity
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: IC 11 (Icon Collection number)