Antique Icon of the Archangel Gabriel


Antique icon of the Archangel Gabriel from the collection of the State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg. Previously attributed to Simon Ushakov, the icon turned out to be much older, dating back to the late 12th century. Also known as “The Angel with Golden Hair,” this beautiful piece depicts Gabriel, the angel of announcement and revelation. It was Gabriel who told the Virgin Mary that she would be the mother of Jesus, and it was Gabriel who announced the Resurrection of Christ to the Myrrh-bearing Women outside the tomb.

Antique Icon of the Archangel Gabriel


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