The Resurrection and Descent into Hell with Festivals

Palekh School
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reference number: RI_100

19th century

tempera on wooden panel

71.2 x 56 cm

A large Palekh icon of The Resurrection and Descent into Hell with Festivals. The central two-part composition combines the Resurrection and the Anastasis. Above are the following scenes (clockwise from top left): the Crucifixion, the Incredulity of Thomas, the Ascension of Christ, Abraham and Enoch meet the Wise Robber, the Wise Robber by the doors of Heaven, the Miraculous Catch of Fish and the Calling of Peter. At the top centre is a medallion with an image of the New Testament Trinity.

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