Icon: A complete set with the Annunciation and the Four Evangelists from a Royal Door V-21
- Origin :
- Russia, Old Believers workshop
- Period :
- second half 19th century
- Size :
- Annunciation: 59 x 17.5 cm; Evangelists 29 x 11.5 cm (each panel)
This rare and complete set from a Royal Door shows the Annunciation scene on one panel and the four evangelists St John, St Matthew, St Marc and St Luc on four separate panels. An interesting iconographic detail is the unusual depiction of the Archangel Gabriel in the Annunciation scene, who is not standing in front of the Virgin, but is hovering on clouds above her while annunciating the birth of Christ.