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  • Le Petit Palais - St John the Baptist - petitpalais.paris.fr
    Exhibitions Collections Petit Palais Auditorium Visit Collections Paris 1900 The 19th century The 18th century The 17th century Renaissance The Western Christian World The Eastern Christian World The Classical World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter St John the Baptist Anonymous Created in Moscow End of the 17th century Tempera on wood H 31 2 cm w 26 7 cm As the cousin of Jesus Christ and his elder by several months St John the Baptist is certainly the most worshipped saint in the Eastern church after Mary the Mother of God His story as contained in the gospels has been supplemented by numerous legendary tales This icon may have formed part of the Deisis of an iconostasis the screen separating the choir from the nave in Orthodox churches The holes on the edges of the icon were left by nails which attached one or more successive metal covers to the icon Inventory number PPP04909 Inventory number PPP04909 Acquisition details Roger Cabal bequest 1998 Room 36 Roll your mouse over the exhibit to view detail

    Original URL path: http://petitpalais.paris.fr/en/collections/st-john-baptist (2015-11-09)
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  • Le Petit Palais - The creation of the world - petitpalais.paris.fr
    Auditorium Visit Collections Paris 1900 The 19th century The 18th century The 17th century Renaissance The Western Christian World The Eastern Christian World The Classical World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter The creation of the world Anonymous Created in central Russia End of the 18th century Tempera on wood H 31 3 cm w 27 5 cm This icon depicts the main events described in Genesis the first book of the Bible from the creation of the world to the murder of Abel It should be read from top to bottom and from left to right At the top are the first four days of creation below are the fifth and sixth days and the sin of Adam and Eve and at the bottom is the story of Cain and Abel The central area is occupied by the seventh day of creation God rested after all the work that he had done and blessed it Inventory number PPP04936 Inventory number PPP04936 Acquisition details Roger Cabal bequest 1998 Room 36 Roll your mouse over the

    Original URL path: http://petitpalais.paris.fr/en/collections/creation-world (2015-11-09)
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  • Le Petit Palais - The Dormition of the Virgin - petitpalais.paris.fr
    1900 The 19th century The 18th century The 17th century Renaissance The Western Christian World The Eastern Christian World The Classical World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter The Dormition of the Virgin Anonymous Created in Macedonia 16th century Tempera and gold on coated wood H 23 3 cm w 17 2 cm Celebrated on the 15th of August in the East since the 6th century the Dormition is one of the twelve major feasts of the Orthodox liturgical year For Orthodox Christians the body of the Virgin Mary who was conceived without sin and gave birth to Christ could not have been corrupted by death The risen Christ who has come to gather up his mother s soul in his arms is standing behind the bed on which she is sleeping In Greek and Balkan painting he is always depicted at the same level as the apostles surrounding the Virgin as a visual representation of the theology of God made man Inventory number PPP04867 Inventory number PPP04867 Acquisition details Roger Cabal bequest 1998 Room

    Original URL path: http://petitpalais.paris.fr/en/collections/dormition-virgin (2015-11-09)
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  • Le Petit Palais - La Mère de Dieu Glycophilousa - petitpalais.paris.fr
    Western Christian World The Eastern Christian World The Classical World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter La Mère de Dieu Glycophilousa Cretan School Vers 1500 1520 Tempera and gold on wood 38 50 x 27 20 cm Marks Inscriptions Hall marks Inscriptions in greek Inventory

    Original URL path: http://petitpalais.paris.fr/en/collections/203/la-mere-de-dieu-glycophilousa (2015-11-09)
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  • Le Petit Palais - Pietà - petitpalais.paris.fr
    The 17th century Renaissance The Western Christian World The Eastern Christian World The Classical World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Pietà Cretan Venitian school Andreas Pavias Nicolas Tzafouris 1480 1500 Tempera and gold 47 50 x 38 cm Inventory number PDUT01973 Inventory number PDUT01973

    Original URL path: http://petitpalais.paris.fr/en/collections/203/pieta (2015-11-09)
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  • Le Petit Palais - The Holy Face - petitpalais.paris.fr
    Christian World The Eastern Christian World The Classical World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter The Holy Face École du palais des Tsars 16th century Tempera on wood 28 50 x 23 80 cm Marks Inscriptions Hall marks Inscription in greek O W H Inventory

    Original URL path: http://petitpalais.paris.fr/en/collections/203/holy-face (2015-11-09)
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  • Le Petit Palais - Ivory book cover plaque : the Virgin and Child enthroned - petitpalais.paris.fr
    Newsletter Ivory book cover plaque the Virgin and Child enthroned Anonymous Constantinople 2nd half of the 10th century Elephant ivory H 22 4 cm w 14 2 cm d 1 1 cm Ivory plays an important role in the history of precious arts in the Middle Ages Heir to the ivory work of the ancient world this art developed in the Eastern Christian world in particular As the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire from the 4th century until 1453 Byzantium constituted an autonomous and original artistic world This plaque of the Virgin and Child enthroned belongs to the movement known as the Macedonian Renaissance 9th 11th centuries The Virgin seated on a monumental throne placed under a canopy is holding the child Jesus on her lap Two medallions containing busts of the apostles John and Paul or perhaps the prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel are placed on either side of her face This sculpted plaque probably decorated the front of the binding of a manuscript It offers an illustration of a major current in 10th century Byzantine art which reinterpreted designs from antiquity in its own style and had ties with the Nicephorus group of works named after the Byzantine

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  • The Eastern Christian World
    museum the finest French public collection of such items From this set of seventy six icons spanning the period from the 18th to the 19th century only one selection is on display The Greek icons date from after the fall of the Byzantine Empire in 1453 They were produced in the territories that were once part of this Empire and kept its religious tradition alive As Russia s conversion to Christianity in 988 came from Byzantium it inherited the concept of the sacred image and the rigorous formal principles of the Byzantine world It never slavishly copied its models however The Petit Palais has also conserved a binding plate adorned with a Virgin and Child evidence of the ivory art that was popular in the Eastern Christian world in particular in Byzantium in the Middle Ages Image du bandeau bandeau orient2 jpg A SELECTION OF WORKS OF THE EASTERN CHRISTIAN WORLD Painting Anonyme The Lamentation over the Dead Christ Anonymous Prophet Elias Anonymous Saint Simeon Stylites Anonymous St Charalampe and the devil Anonymous St George Anonymous St John the Baptist Anonymous St Martin Anonymous The Archangel Michael and the Archangel Gabriel Anonymous The Communion of St Mary of Egypt Anonymous

    Original URL path: http://petitpalais.paris.fr/en/print/812 (2015-11-09)
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