A MONUMENTAL ICON OF THE PROPHET ELIJAH SURROUNDED WITH SCENES, NORTHERN RUSSIA, 17TH CENTURY

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The Prophet Elijah shown full length, dressed according to tradition in an ochre tunic with a brown mantle lined with fur painted blue, his right hand points to an open scroll in his other hand which reads: I have devoted myself to the Lord, the God of Hosts'(16 Kings I, verse 10); the central image is surrounded by fourteen scenes from the life of the prophet, separated by a decorative double red border embellished at the corners with white ornamental motifs against a blue background