Eye of Providence

Iconography:  All-Seeing Eye of God

Date: XX century. Early 20th century.

Iconographic school/art center:  The Palekh iconographic school

Material: Wood, levkas, tempera, oil-paint, gold, chasing

Dimensions:  height 26,7 cm, width 22,3 cm

Inside the central circle with four outgoing rays is a waist-length depiction of the blessing Christ Emmanuel with a scroll in hands. Inside the second circle is a schematically depicted face with two pairs of eyes. Inside the round medallions surrounding the outer circle are the symbols of the Evangelists, the Lord Sabaoth and the Mother of God Oranta.

Registration number ГМПИ 3611. ДИ-396-И. © The State Museum of Palekh Art

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