1884 Antique Greek/russian Orthodox Icon Jesus, Mary, St Nick, Empress Alexandra For Sale
Rare QUADRUPLE PORTRAIT ICON-Joy of Those Who Grieve--1884 Large
12.2x10.2x0.8 (31x26x2cm) Weight = 762gr. Look at the amazing
details and colors on all images-the veil, the rays of the sun, the faces & more ! Nothing has been retouched or repainted This is the highest quality un-restored, no paint loss icon from 1884 available
on Today!Old varnish is yellow and contains smoke & dirt-which is very, very
difficult & expensive to remove without damaging the paint underneath. Only
museums & conservation centers do cleaning without affecting the
paint & keeping the icon Original!
the end of the 19th century with egg tempera oil paints on a wooden
panel covered with levkas (gesso, special priming). The icon is not restored. Back was treated against wood borers. There are two small areas
of a few black pinpoint discolorations consistent with its age. White speckles
on closeups are light reflections and not paint loss or damage!
Satisfaction Guaranteed!! Expensive Authentication,
Cleaning & Stabilization done by world icon expert -
worked for Russian State Museums, Southebys, etc.-Name will be given to buyer Certificate of the Ministry of Culture will be included into the shipping & COA.
ESTIMATED VALUE $1800+
Joy of Those Who Grieve
Mother of God is depicted in whole-length symbolizing the Ecumenical Church. The original icon made it's apparition at XVII century when it healed the sister of Russian Patriarch Joachim. The feast is on 24 October (6 November). Image at the left depicts Saint Nicolas the Miracle Worker the bishop of Myra in the IV century. He is one of the most popular Saints in the world. The feasts are on 9(22) May and 6(19) December. Image at the right depicts the Holy Martyr Empress Alexandra (+314). She was the wife of the emperor Diocletian and mother of the Holy Martyr Valeria. She suffered during the persecutions of the emperor Licinius (313-324). The feast is on 26 April (9 May).