Antique Russian Icon Deesis, Beaded, Russian North, 18c For Sale
Antique Russian Icon Deesisearly 18 centuryRussian NorthThe icon is a bright example of the folk iconography. Riza is embroidered textile, sewn with beads. It is a true treasure, the magnificent riza is a work of decorative art.
Decoration of icon in Russia is an expression of love and veneration for the sacred image and often given as thanks for prayers answered.
Size 31 x 26 cmKovcheg (Board with the ark) Tempera on wood Good condition Old Russian pictorial embroidery is one of the Russian arts and crafts that developed under the direct influence of Byzantine and were widely spread in the Old Rus. In Byzantine art, and later Eastern Orthodox art generally, a traditional iconic representation of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator flanked by the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist, and sometimes other saints and angels. Mary and John, and any other figures, are shown facing towards Christ with their hands raised in supplication on behalf of humanity.
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