THE LIBERATION OF THE APOSTLE PETER BY THE ANGEL OF THE LORDS
Russia, the golden ring around moscow, egg tempera painting on a lime wood blackboard
Origin circa 1850-70, size 47.0 cm x 37.0 cm
Good condition with restorations
Bible verses 12: 1-23
When King Herod realized that the Jews liked to persecute Christians, he had the apostles captured. Apostle Peter was imprisoned and guarded by four soldiers. When Apostle Peter slept in the cell, suddenly the angel of the Lord appeared before him saying "throw your cloak over and follow me" see Acts of the Apostles. 12.3. They passed through the gate, past the sleeping guards, to freedom. The scene shows the icon presented here.
Comp. Ivan Bentchew "Angel Icons Publishing Year 1999 Page 203
A rare collector's item!