Небесные Силы сопровождают чистую душу Богородица и взывают: "Радуйся, Благодатная, Господь с Тобою".
Evidently, "The Assumption of the Holy Virgin" was painted for the consecration of the cathedral in 1479.
The icon is intricate compositionally and has a narrative quality.
Rising over the couch on which rests the body of the Holy Virgin, is the figure of Christ with Maria's soul in the shape of a swaddled baby.
Besides the apostles paying homage to the diseased, there are holy fathers, "Wives of Jerusalem" and the host of angels.
Over that scene is St Mary's ascension to the open gates of Paradise, with angels carrying the apostles on clouds.
The abundance of characters and strictly symmetrical composition underscore the significance of the scene.
The expressiveness of the characters and subdued colors with the inclusion of vibrant shades make the icon akin it mid-15th century productions.