High Quality Antique Russian Saint Barbara ,19c. Cypress Wood,gold. For Sale
Antique Russian Saint Barbara, 19c. Cypress wood,Gold.
VERY RARE SUBJECT.
Saint Varvara Iliopolskaya ( died in 306) —
the Christian great martyr. It is considered the patroness from sudden death
that in Christianity it is considered in most cases punishment, as death
without repentance and a participle. In Catholic church is among fourteen Saint
In honor of Saint Varvara
the set of geographical points (Santa
Barbara), and also the asteroid (234) Barbara opened
in 1883 is called.
In orthodox church her
memory is made on December 17 (on December 4 on old style), in Catholic church
Orthodox icon was painted of 19th century. The wooden panel was covered
with levkas . The icon was painted then with oil on Gold leaf. ( Gold leaf is gold that
has been hammered into extremely thin sheets and is often used for gilding. 24-karat
yellow gold is the most commonly used.) The icon
is in good state of preservation and has a high artistic, antique and sacral
significance. Icon from a private collection
Size of the icon: 31 x 26,5
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High Quality Antique Russian Saint Barbara ,19c. Cypress Wood,gold.: $1,380