Russian Icon Antique C19thc Hand Carved Bronze & Enameled 4 Panel Skladen For Sale
"Exquisite" Antique Russian c19th Century Late c1800's Hand Carved Bronze & Enamel 4 Panel Icon Skladen depicting the twelve major feasts.. This icon folds out to have 4 panels with 4 windows in each panel depicting certain religious scenes. These are all described in Russian Hand Writing.Each hand carved and enameled in colors of white,blue,yellow and Gold.This is second to none when it comes to small detail.Each panel held together with bronze hinges. When folded out it MEASURES: 16 1/2" x 7 1/2". Each panel is 7 1/2" x 4". On the reverse side is one panel with enameling and hand carved scenes that the other panels folds into to make one compact icon.EXCELLENT ITEM! EXCELLENT CONDITION! PLEASE WAIT FOR INVOICE! The 1st icon depicts The Annunciation, The Nativity of the Virgin, The presentation of the Virgin to the Temple. The top panel is the Crucifixion surrounded by St.Martha, Mother of God, Saints John and Longin Centurion. The 2nd icon: The Presentation of Christ to the Temple; Baptism; Transfiguration; Entrance to Jerusalem. The top panel is New Testament Trinity; The 3rd icon: The Resurrection-Decent into Hell, The ascension, The Old Testement Trinity, The Dormition Mother of God. The 4th icon: The Tichvin Mother of God, Mother of God of Vladimir with selected Saints: Mother of God of Smoleensk with selected Saints; Mother of God of Sign with selected saints. The top panel-depicting Praise of Mother of God.