This icon tells episodes from the life of Elijah including the division of the river Jordan waters with his mantle, his encounter with an angel and the widow of Sarefta, where both, at different times, feed the saint. At the top of the composition, Elijah ascending to heaven on a chariot of fire guided by a quadriga of Pegasus.


  • Title: Episodes from the life of prophet Elijah
  • Creator: Unknown, Pskov school
  • Date: 1720/1800
  • Physical Dimensions: w40 x h52 x d3 cm (Complete)
  • Provenance: Donation
  • Type: Religious painting
  • Rights: Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes
  • External Link: Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes
  • Medium: Tempera and gold on wood and silver plate
  • Technique: Tempera and gold on wood, silver leaf
  • Exhibition: Santiago de Chile

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