5166 | Russian icon: The Deisis with selected Saints
18th century Russian icon. Egg tempera on gesso and gold leaf. Two splints on the back (both missing)
Extended Deesis, Sedmiza.
At center, the enthroned Christ delivers a blessing and holds an book of Gospels. He is flanked by the Mother of God and John the Forerunner, forming the Deisis. Also gathered around the Savior, the Archangels Michael and Gabriel, the Apostles Peter, Paul and saints. The corners illustrating the four Evangelists.