TITLE

PRESENTATION OF ICON MOTIFS: The Descent from the Cross

AUTHOR(S)
Nes, Solrunn
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Mystical Language of Icons;2009, p78
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
A chapter from the book "The Mystical Language of Icons" is presented. It focuses on a Russian variant of the icon motif "The Descent from the Cross," which depicts the removal of the dead Christ from the cross by his mother and disciples such as Joseph of Arimathea, John and Nicodemus. It is a scene that arouses compassion and veneration in many. It shows the paradox of the death of Christ in that he from whom all life comes was able to vanquish death by dying himself.
ACCESSION #
51917219

 

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