35 x 31 cm | 13.8 x 12.2 in
Painting school of Palekh
In the center is the resurrection from the grave and the descent into the underworld (the realm of the dead). Christ on the crushed gates of the realm of the dead, tears Adam and Eve out of the maw of death and with them the righteous of the Old Testament, led by an angel and John the forerunner. In paradise the Grateful Thief and the Prophet Elias. Top left Peter at the grave and bottom right Jesus and Peter at the Sea of Galilee. In the corners the four evangelists: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
From left to right the feasts:
Gilded background. Miniature painting with fine gold painting on the robes.