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- St. George
- In the 13th-14th centuries among various iconographic types of St George we can find the representation of the Great Martyr as a personage of the Deesis range,
but the Deesis to which this icon belonged was lost.
- We can assume, by analogy with other known works, that on the opposite side the composition had a symmetrically placed figure of another warrior, one of the legendary saints (St Demetrius of Thessalonica or St Theodore Stratelates).
- The introduction of holy warriors into such an important, from the theological point of view, part of an iconostasis can be explained in several ways:
that the donor was a serviceman;
that the Deesis was created in honor of some battle victory;
or that the donor was baptized with the name of the saint.
- In this icon St George is represented in a characteristic attitude of entreaty.
- The saint is festively attired: the hem and the edging of his tunic are decorated with pearls and other precious stones and his cloak is fastened with a fibula.
- Such festivity is an echo of the court ceremony of Byzantine emperors which influenced Christian iconography.
- St George's image, nevertheless, is imbued not with a secular feeling but with a deep sense of religious meditation. It impresses with its poetic mood and lyricism.
- с. Турье Львовской обл.: церковь св. Николая ( - )
- village of Turye, Lviv region: St Nicholas' church
- Lviv: Museum of Ukrainian art
- предмет с изображением:
- 15 в.
- Egg tempera on lime wood.