Glorie kaart - Hout - Eind 18e eeuw
Painted in egg tempera and gold on wood; the upper part of the icon is dominated by Elijah in his fiery chariot ascending to heaven. In the upper left-hand corner is God Sabaoth, and in the top right, the Archangel Gabriel. In the lower register Elijah is depicted in the desert sitting in front of a cave in a rocky landscape . To below, Elijah is woken by an angel; in the centre, Elijah and his disciple Elisha cross the river Jordan; at right Elisha receives Elijah's mantle as the latter rises in his chariot. Inscriptions in Church Slavonic.
The brown band on the edge of the icon was restored sometime at the end of the 19th century.
Very rare and exceptional detailed museum quality piece!!
Cleaned and preserved by a restorer.