IMP-09-13/15 Icon of the Resurrection of Christ

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A handpainted icon of Resurrection of Christ.

It wasn't until the 19th century that people started referring to this Byzantine icon of the Resurrection of Christ as "The Descent into Hell." The composition of this icon is based on the Apostolic Creed and depicts the Resurrection of Christ and the salvation of humankind. Jesus Christ is shown standing above the demolished gates of hell (sometimes icon painters portray the defeated devil under His feet, too). We see the keys, locks, and hinges of the gates of hell in the abyss. The Lord's mighty hand pulls Adam out of the abyss. He also holds a cross – a symbol of God's triumph over death - in his other hand.

Materials

This icon is painted using the following materials:

  • Acrylic or tempera paints
  • Lime, pine, or alder board
  • Gesso
  • Colored wax
  • Gold leaf
  • Linseed oil
  • Hide glue
  • Varnishes (mordant, kauri gum, acryl-styrolic)

Size

This icon of the Resurrection of Christ is available in the following size: 40×52 cm.

Decorations

A hand-carved rectangular central panel. The margins, the halos, and the background of this icon are covered with various shades of gold leaf.

It can be additionally adorned with wrought silver, a metal or a textile oklad, precious and semiprecious gemstones. We recommend putting this icon into an opening or a non-opening icon case.

Price & Deadlines

The final price of this icon and the time it will take to paint it depend on its size and the complexity of its decoration.

Once this icon is painted, it will be consecrated in St Elisabeth Convent.

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Weight, kg0.0003
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Paints Typeacrylic / tempera