Gabriel, St. ("Angel with golden hair")

Iconography:  Gabriel, archangel

Date: XII century. c. 1200.

Iconographic school/art center:  Novgorod (?)

Material: Wood, tempera

Dimensions:  height 48 cm, width 39 cm

The icon comes from the shoulder-length Deesis tier of iconostasis. Archangel Gabriel bows his head in a three quarter turn to the left, to the centre of composition. Archangel’s hair is trimmed with gold hetching. 

Inv. № ДРЖ-2115. © Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg, 2011

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