Tempera Painted Russian Icon: Saint Theodore Mother Of God For Sale
Old legend says that Holy
Great-Martyr Theodore Stratelates a warrior (IV c.) brought this icon to Russia after
the devastation wrought by the Tatars. The first tsar of the house of the
Romanov Michael was chosen before this icon in 1613. The feasts
are on 14(27) March and 16(19) August.
This Russian Orthodox icon was painted by a modern professional church
artist at the Russian town Yaroslavl (not far
that is one of the main and old centers of the Russian icon painting.
The icon was painted on a wooden board covered with levkas (gesso,
special priming). It was painted then with egg tempera and gold paints that use
the small parts of leaf gold. Enamel paints were also used. They create a
relief ornament. The style is traditional and strictly follows antique canons
of the icon painting.
There are two
original wooden wedges at the back to prevent the board from wrapping.
Size = 8.7x7.3x0.8 (22x18.5x2 cm). Weight = 476 gr.
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We charge exactly the same money as we pay at the post office ourselves. We do not charge for the packing materials, work, transportation etc. Buyers can get a copy of a post office bill.
We ship worldwide direct to you from our shops in St Petersburg, Russian Federation, by regular air mail. Average transit time3 - 4weeks.
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Tempera Painted Russian Icon: Saint Theodore Mother Of God : $248