The Resurrection of Jesus Christ, handmade icon painted and sculptured on Ivory. Late 19th Century.
The Resurrection of Jesus along with two archangels Gabriel and Michael. Late 19th C. (1870-1880)
The icon is in excellent condition.
Size: 12x8 closed, 12x15 opened cm. 4.7x3 closed, 4.7x6 opened inch.
The resurrection of Jesus, or anastasis is the Christian belief that God raised Jesus after his crucifixion as first of the dead, starting His exalted life as Christ and Lord. In Christian theology, the death and resurrection of Jesus are the most important events, a foundation of the Christian faith, and commemorated by Easter. His resurrection is the guarantee that all the Christian dead will be resurrected at Christ's parousia.
For the Christian tradition, the bodily resurrection was the restoration to life of a transformed body powered by spirit, as described by Paul and the Gospels that led to the establishment of Christianity. In secular and liberal Christian scholarship, the appearances of Jesus are explained as visionary experiences that gave the impetus to the belief in the exaltation of Jesus and a resumption of the missionary activity of Jesus' followers.