ANTIQUE 19TH C RUSSIAN ORTHODOX ICON OF RESURRECTION
An antique Russian Orthodox hand painted icon entailed The Resurrection and Descent into Hell. Egg tempera, gold leaf and gesso on wood. In the center of the icon is Jesus. He holds the hand of Adam, helping him rise from the grave; prophets, forefathers and righteous people are depicted behind Adams back. To the right of Christ are Eve, as well as Abel, Moses and other righteous people. At the bottom of the icon, the artist painted a black abyss with a bright red head - Beelzebub, the face of hell. He props up the gates of hell, to which the angels are approaching. The lower right part of the icon is occupied by a composition with the Resurrection: Christ rising from the tomb and the defeated guard. Antique Russian Orthodox Icons And Religious Collectibles.
Dimensions: 10 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.
Condition Report: Overall good antique condition. Signs of age and wear. Refer to photos. Sold As Is.