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Rare 19c Russian Orthodox Icon Alexander Nevsky Silver Oklad For Sale
RARE 19c RUSSIAN ORTHODOX ICON ALEXANDER NEVSKY silver oklad
Russian Orthodox icon "St. Alexander Nevsky with selected Saints". Russia, icon painted in 19th century. Wood, tempera, silver oklad with hallmark, no restoration.Size 8,5 x 7 cm (3.4" x 2.6" x 0.4").
This is a beautiful RussianIcon featuring STALEXANDER NEVSKY.Hebrought manyto Christianity and wouldbecome a monk later in his life!)!The Duke of Novgorod and Kiev and Grand PrinceAleksandr Nevski is best known for stopping the advance of the Teutonic Knights into Russia. At the same time, he paid tribute to the Mongols instead of attempting to fight them off, a position that has been attacked as cowardly but which may have been simply a matter of understanding his limits. He was made a saint in the Russian Orthodox Church in 1547. There are Saint Markel and Saint Feodor by the sides of Saint Alexander Nevskyj.
Good condition. 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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Rare 19c Russian Orthodox Icon Alexander Nevsky Silver Oklad: $899