Crucifixion with Saints and Angels, 17th century

Crucifixion with Saints and Angels, 17th century, North Russian School. Illustrated in Richard Hare, ‘The Art and Artists of Russia’.

This icon has a wooden blessing cross embedded into it. The faces of the figures on the frame and cross are of similar style, suggesting the cross and icon were created at around the same time. The icon frame is divided into three elements. At the top are images of a cherubim and a seraphim. In the middle are Saint Paraskevi (left) and Saint John (right). At the bottom are four saints associated with military endeavours: Saint Theodore and Saint Dmitry (left) and Saint Adrian and Saint Natalia of Nicodemia (right).

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