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Collections Holy Metropolis of Ydra, Spetses and Egina

Item ID: 294
Item Number: 12
Collection: Holy Metropolis of Ydra, Spetses and Egina
Item Name: The Assumption of Christ
Item Type: Icon
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Year: Second- half of the 18c. AD.
Place: Idra
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Technique: Egg tempera on wood
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Dimensions: 52,5 x 33 εκ
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Current position: Saint Athanasios church, Gourmadas


Description: On the top of the central peak of Mt Tabor, Christ is depicted standing in bright and shining garments, an ochre cloak, and a white tunic. He is presented full length within a double elliptic mandorla with emanating rays in each side, while two angels are shown holding the glory and against a gold background. The scene is occupying the central axis of the icon, intelligibly dividing the panel into two parts. His right hand is raised in an attitude of benediction, while his left hand it’s covered and a rolled scroll can be slightly seen.
On the ground part of the icon Virgin Mary is located just below Christ sharing the same axis.
Flanked the Virgin, and split into two half-spaces, The Apostles Peter and Paul respectively, are depicted, which with lively gestures and postures seems to be struck by the manifestation of the Holy event.
In the background the Mount of Olives, is presented. The olive trees with dense foliage, distinguishes earth from the heavenly world, and low to the ground gently waving small shrubs are depicted.
The icon is framed by vaulted frame with flowery motifs.