THE DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

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Russia, Strogonov School, 16th century

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Painted in strong colours, the Mother of God lies on her bier with the Risen Christ standing holding her soul, flanked by the Apostles and Church Fathers, above she sits enthroned with the Angels looking down from above, on either side the Apostles and selected saints accompanied by angels look on, below are scenes of her entombment