Annunciation with St. Theodore of Tyre

Iconography:  Annunciation of the Most Holy Virgin, Theodore of Tyre, saint warrior, great martyr

Date: XIV century. The second half of the 14th c.

Iconographic school/art center:  Novgorod school

Origin: From the Church of Boris and Gleb at Plotniki, Novgorod.

Material: Wood, tempera

Dimensions:  height 202 cm, width 157 cm

The icon is a “laconic” version of the festival iconography representing the figure of the Holy Virgin, the Archangel and a heavenly segment. Placed between Gabriel and the Mother of God, the figure of Theodor of Amasea is unique for complementing a composition with an image, not associated with the main scene, not encountered in the festival iconography.

Inv. № 2178. © Novgorod State United Museum


Иконы Великого Новгорода XI- начала XVI веков. Авторы проекта Л.В. Нерсесян и С.В.Обух. М. Северный паломник. 2008. № 12.

  • General view
  • The face of the Mother of God
  • The face of the Archangel Gabriel
  • St. Theodor of Amasea