19th century, Ural region. Egg...
19th century, Ural region. Egg tempera, gold leaf and gesso on wood. Two splints in the back.
Size: 35.5 x 30.5 cm (14 x 12 in).
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These two martyrs, mother and son are frequently depicted in Russian iconography. Oulitta, who refused to renounce her faith before the magistrate of Tarsus, was forced to watch her son killed after he scratched the official’s face. Right after she was put to death as well.