35.5 x 31 cm | 14.0 x 12.2 cm
In the center the resurrection from the grave and the descent into the underworld (the realm of the dead). Christ on the trampled gates of the dead, tears Adam and Eve out of the abyss of death and with them the righteous of the Old Testament, led by an angel and John the forerunner. In paradise the good thief and the prophet Elias. Above left Peter at the tomb and below right Jesus and Peter at the Sea of Galilee. In the corners the four evangelists: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Outside, from left to right, the Great Feasts and Holidays:
The liturgy of the “Great and Holy Thursday”, as “Maundy Thursday” is called in the Eastern Church, includes Jesus’ last supper with his disciples and thus the institution of the Eucharist, the washing of the disciples’ feet, Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane and Jesus’ surrender through the betrayal of Judas.
Beautiful, old icon with both the New Testament and the Old Testament Trinity. Unrestored.