Temple Gallery

Established 1959

Transfiguration - exhibited at the Temple Gallery, specialists in Russian icons

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YY008. Transfiguration

Circa 1700
16.4 x 12.8 cmClick here to convert metric size to imperial

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In the upper part of the icon Christ is shown on a mountain top standing within a pink aureole. He is clothed in white garments (cf. e.g. Matt. 17:2) and flanked by two Old Testament prophets: Elijah (on our left) and Moses (on our right). In the lower part of the icon beneath the glorified Christ are three disciples (Peter, James, and John) who are in positions of prostrated worship (Peter) and astonishment at the event that throws them to the ground.

The scene is based on the New Testament texts describing the Transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor (Matt. 17:1-9; Mark 9: 2-9; 1-9; and Luke 9:28-36).