19c Rare Russian Orthodox Antique Icon St.panteleimon With Life Scenes Silver For Sale
19c RARE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX ANTIQUE ICON ST.PANTELEIMON WITH LIFE SCENES silver
Russian Orthodox Icon "SAINT PANTELEIMON WITH LIFE SCENES". Russia, icon painted in the 19th century. Wood, tempera, gesso, hand painted on a leaf of silver, brass nimbus gilded, no restoration. Size 30 x 25,5 cm (12" x 10.2" x 1").
St. Panteleimon had been educated as a physician, and he "dedicated his life to the suffering, the sick, the unfortunate and the needy. He treated all those who turned to him without charge, healing them in the name of Jesus Christ. He visited those held captive in prison. These were usually Christians, and he healed them of their wounds. In a short time, reports of the charitable physician spread throughout the city. Forsaking the other doctors, the inhabitants began to turn only to St. Panteleimon.
The holy, glorious and right-victorious Greatmartyr Panteleimon (or Pantaleon) the Unmercenary Healer was martyred under the reign of Emperor Maximian (ca. 305 A.D.). His feast day is celebrated on July 27
There are 12 scenes from Saint Panteleimon life at the sides of the icons.
Executed in traditional style. Very rare and nice piece of religious art.
The certificate is available upon request from Lithuanian Culture Department testifying the authenticity and age of the icon.
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19c Rare Russian Orthodox Antique Icon St.panteleimon With Life Scenes Silver: $1,999