Rare 19th Century Antique Christian Orthodox Russian Icon Four Part Miniature
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Rare 19th Century Antique Christian Orthodox Russian Icon Four Part Miniature:
ANTIQUE CHRISTIANRUSSIAN ORTHODOX FOUR-PART ICON.
First half of 19th Century. 5/8 inches,width9 inches [27 cm x 22.5 cm];thickness of the panel 9/8 inch[2 cm]Material:Wood panel with a kovcheg (cut-back central portion), levkas (gesso). The icon painted in fine miniature of egg tempera technique against a gilt-silver ground.The importance of this icon is in its rarity of themes depicted here:At upper left - one of the most venerable icon of All-Russia -Kazan Mother of God;at right areSelected Saints: Simon, Guriy and Aviv;At register: left -The Seven Youth of Ephesus;right:The All-seeing Eye of God.Condition:Good and stable state of preservation typical for the antique 19th Century Russian Icon. Two slats on verso are certificate of authenticity with a full description and iconography provided by the buyer's request.Please review photos and thank you for looking.