Collection

Christ in the Scarlet Robe

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Basic information
ID
С-I-379
Author
unknown
Name
Christ in the Scarlet Robe
Date of creation
18th c.
Technique
carving polychrome
Material
wood
Dimensions (height x width x depth, cm)
68 x 24 x 16
Additionally
Information about author
Author
unknown
Object description
In Ukraine, the sculpture Resurrection of Jesus Christ was installed on the altar table in many churches on Easter; it remained there until Ascension Day. The composition imitates the Western iconography and reflects the event, which is described in the apocryphal Gospel of Peter as follows: Christ dressed in a robe rises above the tomb. With his right hand he blesses, and in his left hand he holds a high thin cross with a church banner. In some sculptures, one foot of Christ stands on a skull, symbolizing victory over death. The work, which belongs to the Austrian school, represents a full-length image of Christ in a scarlet robe, which is fastened on his chest and falls down with horizontal folds. The stern but calm Christ's face is framed by strands of wavy hair that seem to fly in the wind, giving expression to the sculpture.