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Resurrection of Christ and Descent to Hades. Resurrected Christ in the middle with frightened Roman soldiers. Holy wifes (Righteous Martha and Mary the sisters of Lazarus (1st C)) with Angel showing the empty grave on the right. St. Peter on the lower right corner when Christ appers at the Sea of Tiberias (John 21:4-8). St. Elijah the prophet with St. Enoch and Rakh [Disma - in Catholic] the Righteous Thief at the Gates of Paradise (six-winged Cherub is nearby) above on the right side. Also Rakh the Righteous Thief is standing below and looking toward Resurrected Christ. In the lower part of the icon Christ in Hades taking Righteous patriarchs, prophets, and holy women: Adam, Abel, Isaac, Moses, Holy Glorious Prophet Elijah (9th C BC), Jacob, Noah, Eva, Rebecca, Sarah, Anna, Abraham, Kings Solomon and David, Abraham, John the Forerunner and Rakh the Righteous Thief from Hell. The Angels of God on the left killing the devil on the left. A six -winged Cherub guards the Heavinly Gates. Also three scenes are in the upper left corner: 1. Crucifixion flanked by Mother of God, Holy Myrrh-bearer and Equal-to-the-Apostles Mary Magdalene (1st C), St. John the Theologian, Holy Martyr Longinus [Longin] the Centurion (1st C). 2. Holy and Glorious Apostle Thomas (the 1st C.) Unbeliever putting the hand into Chrit's wound. 3. St. Peter sees the linen grave clothes lying empty. The icon is painted in Palekh on the Cypress wood.

35.8 x 30.2 x 2.4 cm  
14.32" x  12.08" x 0.44" inches

the middle of XIX Century

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