Antique Russian Icon Holy Virgin Jesus And John The Basptist W/kovcheg C.1890s For Sale
Antique Russian Icon Holy Virgin, Jesus and John the Baptist w/Kovcheg c.1890s
Description: Antique Russian icon depicting the Holy Virgin, Jesus and John the Baptist - a popular subject in Russian iconographie.
The board is slightly curved to achieve the arched look, streightened with horizontal beams. The painted surface is carved into the board creating a so-called "kovcheg" - all these are very traditional Russian icon-making techniques that points to mid-1800s.
Painted with egg tempera - beautiful and detailed painting.
The icon measures 23 by 19 cm or 9" by 7.5". There is a small crack on the bottom of the icon with a small burned area - this usually happens from an oil lamp that is supposed to burn underneath. Otherwise excellent condition.
PLease note - this is an original icon from over 150 years old. Not a fake or copy.Condition: see description Year: mid-1800s Country: Russia Size: 9" by 7.5" Materials: Hand-painted on wooden board
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