Icoon, Anastasis - Tempera op tafel - Eerste helft 19e eeuw

Icoon, Anastasis - Tempera op tafel - Eerste helft 19e eeuw

Descent to the Underworld

In the Eastern tradition, the icon of the Resurrection represents Christ descending to the underworld (Hades is symbolised by the monster who opens his jaws and is forced to free the Righteous of the Old Testament from his own jaws).
Christ, enclosed in a heavenly sphere, dominates the abysses by trampling on the broken doors
of the underworld, overlapping to form a cross. He is in royal attire and as on Mount Tabor he is dressed in light, an attribute of the glorified body and symbol of divine glory.
He is dominating in the foreground at the centre of the icon and powerfully attracts Adam to himself, while Eve appears not far away. Behind them, the Righteous of the Old Testament:
John the Baptist and Moses.
Everyone recognizes in Christ the Saviour and with Him they enter into Paschal glory.

Anastasis, Icoon
Tempera op tafel
Geschatte periode
Eerste helft 19e eeuw
Land van herkomst
Goede staat - gebruikt met kleine tekenen van ouderdom en vlekjes
44×39,5×3 cm
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