University of Belgrade; Institute for Byzantine studies of Serbian academy of Sciences and Arts, Serbia
Several very valuable Russian icons are kept in the treasury of the Hilandar monastery, where they came as the gifts of Tzars of the Third Rome. Among them, one should focus special attention to an icon of Euthymios of Suzdal the Wonderworker, probably painted by some muscovite painter in the middle of the 16th century. The work in question was already noticed by the researchers of the Hilandar icon collection, but it was not published and studied adequately, so even the identity of the Russian saint was not correctly determined. That would be the main aim of our communication. Apart from it, the Hilandar icon of Euthymios of Suzdal will be treated as very valuable visual testimony of his cult and iconography, bearing in mind the fact that it is one of the oldest preserved solitary depictions of the saint in question.