Large Antique Russian Icon Embroidered Beaded Riza, 19 C For Sale
Antique Russian Icon Mother of God Kazanskata19 century Central Russia Riza and Halo is sewn with pearls, beads and stones. 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 40 x 33 cm Tempera on wood Good condition Beaded riza such as this example are most often attributed to the peasant class. silver riza was quite expensive, peasants turned to sewing, a craft all were familiar with, to make their own icon covers. One can imagine passing the long winter days of Russia making the decorative riza to honor the image which the icon depicted.
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Large Antique Russian Icon Embroidered Beaded Riza, 19 C: $2,700