The Synaxis of Angels
ca. 1825
13.75" x 11.75"
Icons, wood, linen, gesso, goldleaf, egg tempera, varnish
Region: Russia
This scene depicts a synaxis (or gathering) of angels. Standing in front of a harmoniously grouped host of the Bodiless Powers, the three angelic princes, Michael Gabriel, and Raphael hold a medallion with a bust of Christ as a young man in their hands.