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Christ the Saviour - exhibited at the Temple Gallery, specialists in Russian icons

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WW033. Christ the Saviour

Russian, Kholui
19th century
29.3 x 23.2 cmClick here to convert metric size to imperial

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Christ is shown in half-length gazing directly at the viewer. His right hand is raised in the classical gesture meaning oration or 'teaching'. His left hand holds an open Gospel with an inscription from Matthew: 'Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn' (11:28-30).

A similar icon painted in the same region was exhibited at the Temple Gallery in Summer 2003 (fig. a).

Fig. a. Christ the Saviour, Kholui, 19th century, previously Temple Gallery, Summer 2003, cat. N014

For information on the Kholui region and its icon-painting tradition, see WW017 in this exhibition.