The Savior Enthroned
15th century, Novgorod School
Tempera on wood panel
90.8 x 65.4 cm (35-3/4 x 25-3/4 in.)
The Savior Enthroned occupies the center of the iconostasis. He holds a closed Gospel in one hand and raises the other in blessing. Selected saints occupy the upper corners. Six additional panels, also tempera on wood, depict the Virgin Mary, the Archangel Michael, Saint John the Baptist, the Archangel Gabriel, and the Apostle Paul. They are arranged on either side of the central panel in a prayerful movement toward the Savior on his throne.