Icon of Gideon. Tempera on wood panel . The Old Testament figures represented half length, turning towards the center where an image of the Mother of God would have been displayed. They are holding an unrolled scroll inscribed with the prophetic words. Their faces and long beards rendered delicately. The faces executed in cool colours with a gold halo defined a red rim. The background dominated by tones of green. Norther Russian, 17th century (private collection).