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Triptych with the Virgin Mary, Prophets and Saints is the icon painted by the famous 18th century iconographer Johan Cetiri

  • 6/8/2021 8:16 AM
Triptych with the Virgin Mary, Prophets and Saints is the icon painted by the famous 18th century iconographer Johan Cetiri

Triptych with the Virgin Mary, Prophets and Saints is the icon painted by the famous 18th century iconographer Johan Cetiri (Katro).
The National Museum of Medieval Art in Korça announces that the central part of the icon shows Saint Mary, who holds Christ as a child on her left arm.
They appear in a moment of love where their cheeks touch each other. This scene is very popular in the Post-Byzantine period, while in this case the icon shows the influences of the Russian school in the way of painting.
In this icon the two main figures of the Virgin Mary with Christ spring from a tree in which the 12 prophets appear.
The two outer wings of the icon are divided into four sections where the saints, Saint George and Saint Demetrius are presented in the upper part. In the second section we have the appearance of St. Constantine and St. Helena holding the holy cross and on the other side St. Kolli and St. Athanasius.
In the third section we have the appearance of St. Catherine, St. Marina and on the other side St. Cosmas, St. Damian and between them appears St. Spiridhon.
St. John the Baptist with St. Paraskevi appear in the fourth section, which is the last one of ​​this composition,  and on the other side St. Mill can be clearly visible.

/Klara Ruci/