« 2017. #5 (137)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2017, 5 (137), 1149—1155

UDK 7. 046; 7.041.6



Kosiv Roksolana Romanivna, Ph.D. in Art Studies,

senior researcher at the Department of Old-Ukrainian Art

of the National Museum in Lviv named after Andrey Sheptytsky,

associate professor at the Department of Sacral Art

at the Lviv National Academy of Arts,

Kubiiovycha Str., 38, Lviv, 79011, Ukraine.

Contacts: Tel. (032) 2761482; e-mail:


Abstract. The Apostolic Prayer of 1673 by the master Tymotei (which, according to the signature, he wrote with brother in law) from the town Rybotychi near Peremyshl is considered. The Prayer is the oldest preserved monument with the author`s signature of the painter from this great and well­known in the second half of XVII — XVIII centuries artistic centre of Nadsiannia. Attention is paid to the characteristic painting style of the work, which does not completely “fit” into the current concept of the Rybotychi masters. On the basis of study of the author`s handwriting, the unique cloth that was part of the iconostasis with the image of Holidays, Prayers and Prophetic Tires was also attributed to the Tymotei Rybotytskyi heritage. Both works are the source monuments that give an idea about the development of the stylistic of iconoclasm of the Rybotychi masters in the 1650—1670­s.

Keywords: painter Tymotei, iconography stylistics, town Rybotychi, Rybotychi painting center, Apostolic Prayer of 1673.

Received 12.07.2017


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