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Franghias Kavertsas - In You rejoices
 Anonymous - The Nativity
 Anonymous - St Martin
 Nikitarea - The Forty Martyrs of Sebaste
 Anonymous - The Archangel Michael and the Archangel Gabriel
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 Anonymous - The Communion of St Mary of Egypt
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The Archangel Michael and the Archangel Gabriel

Created in northern Russia
2nd half of the 17th century
Tempera on wood
H. 86,5 cm ; w. 43,8 cm

These two icons come from the Deisis level of an iconostasis. This screen separating the choir from the nave of orthodox churches is covered in icons laid out in a traditional order.

The Deisis in the centre is composed of the Omnipotent Christ between the Mother of God and Saint John the Baptist, surrounded by the archangels Michael and Gabriel representing the celestial forces standing guard around the Lord.

These icons were probably painted in northern Russia, as is suggested by the large faces of the archangels, their rather squat bodies and the economy of colours used – white, black, ochre, green and red.

Inventory number: 
PPP04921 and PPP04922
Inventory number : PPP04921 and PPP04922
Acquisition details : Roger Cabal bequest, 1998
Room 36
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