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Icon of The Just entering Paradise

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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On the left, seven groups of the righteous approach a gate guarded by three cherubim. Beyond the gate stands the Good Thief, the first to enter Paradise. The panel has been cut down. With 'Icon of The Just in Paradise' it formed part of a series showing the Last Judgement, a theme often found on the back wall of medieval churches. Similar figures and the curved roof of the gate are found in the wall paintings of the Ferapontov Monastery near Moscow, executed by and under the direction of the great master Dionysii in 1500–1502.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Oxford

  • Date

    early 16th C

  • Medium

    oil on panel

  • Measurements

    18.6 x 30.7 cm

  • Accession number

    WA1908.202

  • Acquisition method

    Acquired pre 1908

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