Icon with the Koimesis


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 303

Images of the Koimesis, or the Dormition in the West, show the Virgin lying on a bier, while her soul, represented as a baby, is offered by Christ to attendant angels who will take it to heaven. The apostles, led by Saints Paul and Peter, stand witness.

#2715. Icon with the Koimesis

Icon with the Koimesis, Ivory, Byzantine

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