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Descent from the Cross
Mural painting, evangelist church in Kocel'ovce, beginning of the 15th century
Catalogue Number:  222
Stamp Engraving:  Rudolf Cigánik
Graphic Lay-out:  Martin Činovský
Date of Issue:  October 17, 2000
Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
Print Technology:  Rotary-recess printing combined with recess printing
Size of Impression:  40.0 mm x 50.0 mm
Print Run:  240,000
FDC Motif:  St. Hieronymus, detail of mural painting
FDC Engraving:  Rudolf Cigánik
Cancellation Design:  Rudolf Cigánik
FDC Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
FDC Print Technology:  Recess printing from flat plates
FDC Print Run:  6,000

This homogeneous, incographicly extremely rich painting decoration of the evangelic church in Kocel'ovce (district of Rožňava) is highly evaluated in professional literature. Early-Gothic single-nave building from the beginning of the 14th century has all of its inside presbyteri sheath, including arches and window jamb, covered with wall-paintings. The painting decoration runs in three stripes one over another. In the lower stripe on the southern wall of the presbyteri among Passion scenes there is also a scene from The Descent From the Cross. Here an epic of a bigger format appears in the style of the master from Kocel'ovce in the development of monumental painting, thus creating a picture series and covering all free surface with paintings. One can observe his inclination towards gotization of the Italian-Byzantine formal basis. Most of Iiterature agrees on high evaluation of the paintings in Kocel'ovce and dates them into the period around the year 1400 up to the first quarter ofthe 15th century.
Since the period of renaissance the paintings had been whitewashed. They were re-discovered in 1894. In 1904 they were restored by I.Groh.

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