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4580, Feb. 17, 1933

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 8, Item: SC07.02.3.016
Identifier: SC07.02.3.016

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Transcription: [double-headed eagle] RUSSIAN IMPERIAL EXHIBIT February 17, 1933 Article No. 4580 Icon of the early seventeenth century, Ulanov School, “Dormition of the Virgin.” Below, among the prophets, disciples and saints, lies the Virgin while her Soul is represented as an infant in the arms of her Son, who will transport it to Paradise. On either side of Christ are Archangels; above Him, under the arch, are the Cherubim and Seraphim. At the top of the icon appears God the Father with the Holy Ghost. Immediately beneath is the Sabor of Angels awaiting Our Lady, who ascends from Earth. In the heavens, among other saints, are seen Thomas, John the Divine, Peter, Alexander, Paul, Philip and Savva. Below, in front of the bier, is Athonius, a Jew, who dared to place his hands on the bier to upset it. An Angel cut off the hands, but on Athonius saying an “Ave,” Peter healed him. From the collection of the Czarina Alexandra in the Winter Palace, St. Petersburg. Mrs. John L. Pratt Chatham Fredericksburg Virginia

From the Hammer Collection – Three East Fifty-second Street, New York, N. Y.


  • Creation: Feb. 17, 1933


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

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Hammer Collection, Russian Imperial Exhibit, E. 52nd Street

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Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository

Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond VA 23220-4007 United States