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The Easter Collection

Orthodox Christians celebrate Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday. The day is also known as Pascha, Easter and Easter Day. The Orthodox Christian date for Easter Sunday often occurs at a later date than the Easter date observed by many western churches. In 2019 - the Orthodox Easter falls on April 28.

Important reliquary with large relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

Opulent 18th-century Baroque reliquary monstrance of gilt wood decorated with Arma Christi (Instruments of Passion) and housing very large and important relics from the wood from the True Cross of Jesus ChristThe relics are displayed in a  glass-fronted cruciform cavity located in the center the monstrance and identified on a paper cedula label as  De Ligno S. Crucis DNJC  (of the wood from the Holy Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ). On the back, the cavity is secured by four seals of red wax with a perfectly preserved imprint of a coat of arms of Antonio Paganini, Vicar General to Giuseppe Saporiti (+1767), Archbishop of Genoa (1746-1767). Fit for a for public veneration.

  • ID# 189-RSCR-18
  • Size Reliquary is 37 cm (14 1/2 in) high
  • Age ca. Mid-18th century
  • Origin Italy
  • Materials Gilt wood
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross
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Documented reliquary with first-class relic of St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra

Documented reliquary with first-class relic of St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra

Large oval glass-fronted silver reliquary housing significant first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra. The substantial relic is affixed to a gold background decorated with elaborate gilt paperolle and identified on a paper cedula label as "Ex Ossibus / S. Nicolai Ep. Mir." (from the bone of St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra). On the back, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Francesco Frosini, (†1733) the Archbishop of Pisa (1702-1733). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and signed in 1734. This item is suitable for both private and public veneration by any Christian denomination. 


Translation of the document from Latin:

  • FRANCESCO FROSINI (†1733)
  • Patritius of Pistoia, Knight of the Holy Roman Empire,
  • by the grace of God and the Apostolic See Archbishop of Pisa (1702-1733), the Islands of Corsica,
  • both Primate of Sardinia and Papal Legate among them, as well as bishop assistant at the Pontifical Throne.

To all and each about to inspect these our letter before them, we make a pledge and we attest publicly to the effect that the under-written Sacred Relics were shown to us, namely a piece of the bones of Nicolas, Bishop of Myra

This, taken from authentic places, we have recognized to have been fortified with a seal and with the letters  and Reverend D Giuseppe M[aria] Martelli (†1741), Archbishop of Florence (1722-1741) and these we have placed reverently, locating them in a small little oval box made of brass, closed with glass, which we have tied with a silken thread, red in color; and which we have stamped with our small seal pressed in red Spanish wax above the thread itself for the sake of identification. And we have given this for the greater glory of God and the veneration of his named saints. And we have given it to the Reverend P. F. Giuseppe Martelli of the Order of Carmelites with the ability to keep it, to give it away to others, and to exhibit it publicly in whatever church or oratory or chapel for the veneration of the faithful ones of Christ, as long as the things that need preserving are preserved.

in good faith of which things, we have ordered this testimonial letter to be made through our under-written Chancery, and we have ordered it to be confirmed with our seal, and we have signed below in our own hand.

Dated/given at Pisa from the palace of the archbishop at Saint Mary the Great on this day, 20 November, in the year 1734 

  • ID# 198-RSCR-16
  • Size 70 x 55 mm
  • Age ca. 1734
  • Origin Pisa, Italy
  • Materials brass
  • Price (RESERVED)
  • Orthodox Cross
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Documented reliquary with important relic from the Wood of the True Cross of Jesus

Documented reliquary with important relic from the Wood of the True Cross of Jesus

Spectacular Baroque glass-fronted silver reliquary decorated with silver filigree wire ornamentation and housing significant relic from the Wood of the True Cross of Jesus Christ. The substantial relic is affixed to a light blue silk background decorated with elaborate gilt paperolle. On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Giuseppe Bartolomeo Menocchio, O.E.S.A. (1741- 1823), Titular Bishop of Porphyreon and Sacristan of His Holiness Pope Pius VII. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and signed by Fr. Menocchio in 1807. This item is suitable for both private and public veneration by any Christian denomination. 

  • ID# 197-RSCR-23
  • Size 100 x 70 mm
  • Age ca. 1807
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials silver
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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Important reliquary theca with relics of St Valentine of Rome, Patron of the Courtly Love

Important reliquary theca with relics of St Valentine of Rome, Patron of the Courtly Love

Attractive large oval glass-fronted brass reliquary theca housing significant and important relic of Saint Valentine of Rome, Bishop and Martyr. Very large (3 cm or 1  1/4 inches long) first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic is affixed on a background richly decorated with gilt paper and silk flowers and identified in a fancy cut paper cedula label as Ex Oss S. Valentini Mart. (Of the bone of Saint Valentine, Martyr). On the back, the theca is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with an imprint of a coat of arms of Cardinal Bernardino (†1807), the Archbishop of Senigallia and an important official of the Vatican Curia. 

  • ID# 196-RSCR-12
  • Size 160 x 130 mm (6 1/4 x 5 1/4 in)
  • Age ca. 1790s
  • Origin Italy
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

Fancy theca with Passion relics of the Holy Shroud of Jesus Christ (Shroud of Turin)

19th-century silver crystal-fronted reliquary theca containing significant first class relics of the Holy Shroud of Jesus Christ also known as the Shroud of Turin.  The theca is surrounded by intricate ornamentation of silver wire and housed in an original box of issue. The relics are affixed to red silk background, surrounded by twisted wire ornamentation, and titled as Ex Linteo Sindone DN[JC] (From the Material of the Shroud of Our Lord Jesus Christ). Theca is secured on the back under a silver cap by a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of fr. Tommaso Michele Salzano (†1890), in a capacity of Titular Bishop of Tanis. The reliquary was made during the 4-day public exhibition (ostension) of the Shroud that took part in 1868 to celebrate the wedding of the prince (who became King of Italy) Umberto I and Marguerite of Savoy. 

  • ID# 89-RSCR-23
  • Size 120 x 105 mm
  • Age ca. 1868, Italy
  • Materials silver
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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Documented reliquary with relics of the True Cross and Apostles

Documented reliquary with relics of the True Cross and Apostles

Large oval glass-fronted brass reliquary theca housing first-class relics of the Apostles centered around particles from the Wood of the True Cross of Jesus Christ arranged in a cruciform shape. The relics are affixed to a red silk background decorated with elaborate gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified on paper cedulae labels. On the back, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Giovanni Maria Castelvetri (†1785),  Bishop of the Catholic diocese of Reggio-Emilia and Princeps in Northern Italy. The theca is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and signed by Bishop Castelvetri in 1752. 

In addition to the the Relic of the True Cross of Jesus Christ, the reliquary contains the following relics of the Apostles: Saint Peter; Saint Paul; Saint Andrew; Saint Bartholomew; Saint Jude [=Thaddeus]; Saint James the Greater; Saint Thomas Didymus; Saint Simon; Saint Matthias; Saint James the Lesser; Saint Philip; Saint Barnabus; and Saint Matthew.

This item is suitable for both private and public veneration by any Christian denomination.  

  • ID# 199-RSCR-16
  • Size 60 x 52 mm
  • Age ca. 1757
  • Origin Reggio Emilia Province, Italy
  • Materials Brass
  • Price Price upon request
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Reliquary monstrance with 3 relics of the Passion of Christ - True Cross, Holy Thorn & Column of Flagellation

Large 18th-century reliquary monstrance housing relics of Christ's Passion: of the Wood from the True Cross, of the Holy Thorn from the Crown of Thorns, and of the Column of FlagellationThe relics are displayed in two grass-fronted cavities located in the center and the base of a cruciform monstrance of gilt wood. They are identified on a paper cedula labels as (top)  Ligno SS. Cruc. D. J. / Columna D. J. ([of] the Wood [from] the Most Holy Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ / [of] the Column of Flagellation of Our Lord Jesus Christ) and (bottom) as De Spina D. N. J. C. ([of] the Thorn of Our Lord Jesus Christ). On the back, the cavities are secured by four seals of red wax with a perfectly preserved imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Aloisio Buonamici (†), Bishop of Volterra (1782-1791). Fit for a large place of public veneration. 

  • ID# 143-RSCR-22
  • Size Reliquary: 42 cm / 16 1/2 inches high
  • Age ca. late 18th century, Italy
  • Materials gilt wood
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

Large crystal theca with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ in original case

Fancy 18th century double-crystal silver-set reliquary theca housing very large historically important particle relics of ​the True Cross of Jesus ChristThe relics are displayed in cruciform shape under faceted rock crystal glass framed by silver filigree ornamentation. They are identified on a  paper cedula  as D. N. J. C.  ([from the Most Holy Cross of] Our Lord Jesus Christ). The theca is protected by a seal of red wax with a perfectly preserved imprint of a coat of arms of Bishop Nicola Angelo Maria Landini, O.E.S.A. (†1782), Titular Bishop of Parthyrion and Vicar General of the Vatican Curia. The reliquary comes in its original drop-shaped tooled leather case. 

  • ID# 142-RSCR-1
  • Size 92 x 65 mm
  • Age ca. 18th century, Vatican
  • Materials silver, crystal in leather-bound case
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Monstrance reliquary with relic of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

Elaborate Baroque 18th century monstrance of gilt wood with crossed Arma Christi surmounted by carved wooden canopy containing oval silver glass-fronted theca housing relic of the Passion of Jesus Christ: particles of the Wood from the True Cross. The relics are mounted in cruciform shape on a background of red silk and surrounded by gold burst and twisted silver wire decoration. They are identified on elaborately cut out paper cedula  as Ex Lingo SS-mae Crucis D.N.J.C. (From the wood of the Most Precious Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ). The theca is authenticated on the back with perfectly preserved red wax seal of Francesco Gaetano Incontri (†1781), the Archbishop of Florence (p. 1741-1781). 

  • ID# 122-LCD-12
  • Size Monstrance: 42 x 17 cm
  • Age ca. third quarter of the 18th century, Italy
  • Materials gilt wood monstrance and silver theca
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Large Russian Staurotheke Icon with Brass Cross and Icons

Large fully gilt staurotheke / iconotheke icon from the Ural mountains school depicting (painted top) Saint Charalambos, Saint Nicholas, and Saint Blaise. Near the cross: Saint Mary and Saint Martha, Mother of God; Saint John and Saint Longinus. Bronzes: a Crucifix cross, (two of) Joy to All Who Sorrow Mother of God, Our Lady of Tikhvin, and Saint George. Five selected border saints.

 

  • ID# 01-CZ38-25
  • Size 21 1/4 in x 18 1/2 in (54 cm x 47 cm)
  • Age ca. 1890, Navyansk school, Old Believer's workshop
  • Materials Egg tempera on gilt and gessoed wood with brass inserts
  • Price Price upon request

Fancy reliquary theca with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

Historically important large mid- 18th-century ornate brass reliquary theca housing on the background of red silk significant relics of The True Cross of Jesus Christ. The relics are arranged in a cruciform shape and titled on ornate paper cedula as Ex Cruce D. N. J. C. (Of the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ). The back of the theca behind the metal cap is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with a coat of arms of Monsignor Giovanni Antonio Guadagni (+1759), cardinal vicar general of Rome (1732 - 1756) who was himself beatified as Servant of God under Pope Pius XII.

  • ID# 69-RSCR-55
  • Size 120 x 85 mm
  • Age ca. late 18th century, ca. 1800
  • Materials Brass
  • Price $5,75020% off$4,600
  • Orthodox Cross
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Reliquary theca with relics from the Veil of the Blessed Virgin Mary soaked in the Holy Blood of Jesus

Reliquary theca with relics from the Veil of the Blessed Virgin Mary soaked in the Holy Blood of Jesus

Rocaille glass-fronted reliquary theca of gilt bronze housing substantial and extremely rare relic from the Veil of the Virgin Mary soaked in Blood of Jesus. The relic is centered on a gilt paper burst on a red silk background and identified on a hand-written paper cedula label as DE VELO BMV IMBVTO SANGUINE D.N.J.C. (of the Veil of the Blessed Virgin Mary Soaked in Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ). On the back, the theca is protected by a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with a clear imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Giuseppe-Francisco Caffarena, the Vicar General to Gianni Lercari (†1802), the Archbishop of Genoa (1767-1802). The reliquary comes in original silk lined case of tooled leather. 

  • ID# 09-RSCRM
  • Size 60 x 52 mm
  • Age ca. second half of the 18th century
  • Origin Italy
  • Materials gilt bronze in original leather case
  • Price Price upon request
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Rare documented touch relic of the Holy Lance of Jesus Christ - the Spear of Destiny

Incredibly rare touch relic made from the silver object that touched the most powerful and mysterius Passion relic - The Holy Spear of Jesus also known as the True LanceThe reliquary is affixed to the original  authentics document dated 1758 and issued and hand-signed by Fr. Nicola Manciforte (†1762), Bishop of Ancona. 

The document written in Latin translates as:

"...that this silver tip of a Lance, tied to this [letter] with a ribbon of red color, and secured with a small Seal of ours impressed in Spanish Wax, touched the Very Sacred Point of the Lance with which the Side of the Savior was pierced while he was hanging on the Cross; that it exists amongst the rest of the quite famous Relics, by the possession of which our Church was distinguished as the Catheral of St. Cyriacus; and that it rouses and fosters the piety of the Faithful wondrously well, and draws them to itself...."

The Holy Spear is also known as the Holy Lance is the name of the very spear that had pierced Christ’s side when he hanged on the cross. The first person to refer this as the Holy Spear was pilgrim Antoninus of Piacenza in 570 AD. While describing the holy places of Jerusalem, he said that in the Basilica of Mount Zion, there was the crown of thorns which Our Lord was crowned and the spear which was used to strike Him in the side. It was rediscovered by the European army of the First Crusade in the city of Antioch on June 15th, 1098, but eventually ended up in the treasury of Constantinople. It is documented, that the holy relic of the True Lance passed though Ancona (an Italian city on the Adriatic side of the Peninsula), in 1492 on its way from Bayezid II the Turkish Sultan (whose father obtainied it in 1451 during the conquest of Constantinople) to Pope Innocent VIII by the hand of Pierre d'Abusson, Grand Master of the knights of Rhodes. The Pope placed it the Treasury of the old St. Peter's Basilica in Rome with the volto santo where it is held in great veneration. It is now in one of great piers of the present St. Peter's Cathedral and in front of it, over the image of Longinus is inscribed "The Spear of Longinus, which Innocent VIII, the Chief Pointif received from Bayezid Sultan of the Turks; Urban VIII transferred it to a decorated shrinerasing an image and erecting the shrine beneath." (see for more information: Relics from the Crucifixion: Where They Went and How They Got There. By J. Charles Wall.)

Since there are no records of the Cathedral of Ancona retaining a part of the True Lance when it was passing though the town on its way to Rome, it is believed that the offered relic was obtained by melting a larger silver object that touched the tip of the True Lance in 1492. A number of analogous documented reliquaries are known, but their number is exteremely small and they are in a very high demand because of impossibility of making new touch relics from the True Lance held in the Vatican after it was transferred to the pier of St. Peter's basilica in the 17th century.

  • ID# 129-RSCR-125
  • Age ca. 1758
  • Materials silver
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Reliquary theca with 9 relics of Arma Christi - the Passion of the Christ (True Cross, Cradle, Sudarium, Table of the Last Supper, Thorn, Purple Rope)

Oval silver glass-fronted theca housing nine precious relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ: Of the True Cross, of the Holy Cradle, of the Holy Robe, of Holy Sudarium (Sweat Cloth), of the Column of Flagellation, of the Table of the Last Supper, of the Thorn from the Crown of Thorns, of the Seamless Coat, and of the Holy Rope.  The relics are mounted on a background of red silk and surrounded by gold paperolles. They are identified on a paper cedula inscribed as Ex Cruce J.C.D.N., ex incunab, ex fune , ex sudario, ex columna, ex mensa, ex spinae cor. , ex veste, ex purpurae. The theca is authenticated on the back with perfectly preserved red wax seal of Fr. Gherardo Antonio Volpi, Bishop of Nocera de’ Pagani (1744-1768). Comes in an original tooled brown leather case of issue. 

 

 

  • ID# 123-LCR-9
  • Size 50 x 45 mm
  • Age ca. 19th century, Italy
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Large theca with relics from the Wood of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

Large oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing relics from the Holy Wood of the True Cross of Jesus Christ. The relics are affixed to a profusely decorated red silk background in a cruciform shape and identified on a paper cedula in the upper part as ex Lignum SS. Crucis. (from the Wood of the Most Holy Cross [of Our Lord Jesus Christ])On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is protected by a seal of red wax with a clear imprint of a coat of arms of a Catholic Cardinal

  • ID# 09-RSMB-45
  • Size 57 x 50 mm
  • Age ca. 1800, Italy
  • Materials brass
  • Price $3,75020% off$3,000
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Reliquary theca with relics of Saint Michael the Archangel from Sanctuary of Monte Sant'Angelo sul Gargano

Reliquary theca with relics of Saint Michael the Archangel from Sanctuary of Monte Sant'Angelo sul Gargano

Fancy glass-fronted silver theca containing a second-class relic of Saint Michael the Archangel from the cave in the Sanctuary of Monte Sant'Angelo sul Gargano. The relic is affixed to a background of gold silk decorated with gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified on a bi-color manustript cedula label as S. Michael Arcangeli. The theca is secured on the back with a seal of red Spanish wax showing coat of arms of Giulio Arrigoni O.F.M. Ref. (†1875), the Archbishop of Lucca (1849-1875). Rare!

  • ID# 23-RSCRM
  • Size 62 x 55 mm
  • Age ca. 2nd half of the 19th century
  • Origin Tuscany, Italy
  • Materials silver
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Diamond set gold reliquary theca with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

Small gold theca containing significant particles from the Wood of the True Cross of Jesus Christ (Ex Ligno S. Crucis). The relics are affixed in a cruciform shape to the background of red silk and titled on a paper label. Theca is secured on the back with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of the coat of arms of Italian Archbishop.

The True Cross is the name for physical remnants which, by the Church tradition, are believed to be from the cross upon which Jesus was crucified. The Empress, the mother of Constantine, the first Christian Emperor of Rome, traveled to the Holy Land in 326-28, where she discovered the hiding place of three crosses that were believed to be used at the crucifixion of Jesus and of two thieves, St. Dismas and Gestas, executed with him, and that a miracle revealed which of the three was the True Cross. Fragments of the Cross were broken up, and the pieces were widely distributed; in 348, in one of his Catecheses, Cyril of Jerusalem remarked that the "whole earth is full of the relics of the Cross of Christ." Most of the very small relics of the True Cross in Europe came from Constantinople after the city was captured and sacked in 1204 during the Fourth Crusade. They were carved up by the present bishops and was divided with other very precious relics among the knights; who, after their return to the homeland, donated them to churches and monasteries.

  • ID# 42-DDCR-32 *
  • Size 17 mm in diameter x 17 mm deep
  • Age 20th century
  • Materials gold and diamond
  • Price $3,50020% off$2,800
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Crystal theca with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

Attractive 18th-century double-crystal silver-set reliquary theca-pendant with particle relics of the True Cross of Jesus ChristThe relics are displayed in cruciform shape under high-faceted rock crystal glass framed by silver filigree ornamentation. They are identified on a paper cedula as Ex SS. C. / D. N. J. C.  ([from] the Most Holy Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ). The theca is protected by a seal of red wax with a perfectly preserved imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Enrique Laso de la Vega Titular Bishop of Thaumacus (from 1728)

  • ID# 140-RSCR-6
  • Size 42 x 34 mm
  • Age ca. 18th century, Italy
  • Origin Italy
  • Materials silver, rock crystal
  • Price SOLD!
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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Russian Icon - Crucifixion of Christ in silver revetment cover

Russian Icon - Crucifixion of Christ in silver revetment cover

Fine icon depicting crucified Christ flanked by the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. John the Theologian in front of towers of Jerusalem. The icon is covered by a heavy silver revetment cover with brass halos. 

  • ID# 02-RSMIS-22
  • Size 12 1/2 x 10 1/2 in (32 x 26.5 cm)
  • Age ca. 1850
  • Origin Saint Petersburg
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood under silver revetment cover
  • Price $2,75020% off$2,200
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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Russian Icon - 3 Saints: Martyrs Mary, Alexander & Alexandra

Russian Icon - 3 Saints: Martyrs Mary, Alexander & Alexandra

The icon is depicting theree Christian Martyrs - St. Mary Virgin, St. Alexander of Rome, and St. Queen Alexandra. The iscription on the back dated 1912 indicates a gift from the nuns to their mother superior. 

  • ID# 160-009-176-SP7-7
  • Size 13 3/4 x 12 1/4 in (35 x 31 cm)
  • Age ca. 1910s
  • Materials Egg tempera on gilt, tooled and gessoed wood
  • Price $2,25020% off$1,800
  • Orthodox Cross
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Russian Icon - The Old Testament Trinity (Hospitality of Abraham)

Russian Icon - The Old Testament Trinity (Hospitality of Abraham)

The Old Testament Trinity icon depicts the story of three angels who visited Abraham (Genesis 18:1–8), but the painting is full of symbolism and is generally interpreted as an icon of the Holy Christian Trinity, "one God in three persons" – the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. The Three Messengers are depicted in the center as winged angels sitting around a hospitable table being served by Abraham and Sarah pictured on the left. On the background the Abraham’s house is pictured and the Oak of Mamre.

  • ID# 191-045-082-SP7-7
  • Size 11 3/4 x 10 1/4 in (30 x 26 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Materials Egg tempera on gilt, tooled, and gessoed wood
  • Price $1,75020% off$1,400
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Russian Icon - St. Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra in brass oklad and kiot

Saint Nicholas of Myra (†343), was a historic 4th-century Saint and Greek Bishop of Myra. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nicholas the Wonderworker ( Νικόλαος ο Θαυματουργός, Николай Чудотворец). He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for Santa Claus. His reputation evolved among the faithful, as was common for early Christian saints.

  • ID# 249-085-111-SP6-15
  • Size 21 x 16 1/2 in (53 x 42 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Materials Egg tempera under brass cover in parcel gilt wooden kiot shadow frame
  • Price $1,35020% off$1,080
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Russian Icon - Our Lady of Unexpected Joy in brass oklad & kiot

Russian Icon - Our Lady of Unexpected Joy in brass oklad & kiot

Our Lady of Unexpected Joy depicts the story about the sinful youth, who was praying to the icon of the Mother of God before going out to commit a sin. Suddenly, he saw that wounds appeared on the Christ's hands, feet, and side, and blood flowed from them. The Mother of God miraculously spoke to him, "You and other sinners because of your sins, crucify Christ anew." Shocked with the vision for a long time he prayed with tears to the All-Pure Mother of God and the Savior for mercy. Finally, he received the unexpected joy of the forgiveness of his sins. Thus he grew in his spirit and totally changed his life.

  • ID# 198-048-075-SP7-1
  • Size (in kiot) 17 x 15 1/2 in (43 x 39 cm)
  • Age ca. 1890
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in gilt brass revetment cover and gilt wood kiot shadow frame
  • Price SOLD!
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Russian Icon - Christ Pantocrator in gilt brass cover

Christ Pantocrator refers to a specific depiction of Christ. The most common translation of Pantocrator is "Almighty" or "All-powerful". In this understanding, Pantocrator is a compound word formed from the Greek words for "all" and the noun "strength" (κρατος). This is often understood in terms of potential power; i.e., ability to do anything, omnipotence. The iconic image of Christ Pantocrator was one of the first images of Christ developed in the Early Christian Church and remains a central icon of the Eastern Orthodox Church. In the half-length image, Christ holds the Gospels in his left hand and makes the gesture of blessing with his right.

  • ID# 173-027-049-SP6-12
  • Size 12 1/4 x 10 1/2 in (31 x 27 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Materials Oil on gessoed wood in gilt brass cover
  • Price $1,20020% off$960
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - St. Theodora Martyr and St. Gabriel the Archangel

St. Theodora Martyr and St. Gabriel the Archangel are depicted full figured standing under the miracleworking icon of Our Lady of Kazan.

  • ID# 220-095-097-SP6-115
  • Size 17 3/4 x 14 1/4 in (45 x 36)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Materials Oil on gessoed wood
  • Price $1,00020% off$800
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - The Resurrection of Christ

The icon depicts of the Resurrection of Christ. 

  • ID# 238-101-078-SP6-115
  • Size 16 1/2 x 12 in (42 x 31 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Materials Egg tempera and gilding on gessoed wood
  • Price $1,00020% off$800
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Theca with Passion relics of the Holy Shroud of Jesus Christ (Shroud of Turin)

Rare and important 18th century silver crystal-fronted theca containing significant threads from the Holy Shroud of Jesus Christ also known as the Shroud of Turin. The relics are affixed to the silk background, surrounded by paperole ornamentation, and titled in 18th century ductus as De Sindone DN[JC ](from the Shroud of Our Lord Jesus Christ). Theca is secured on the back by a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of coat of arms of Italian Bishop.


The Holy Shroud is considered one of the most important relics of Christianity. Its existence has been documented since the 6th century, when it was venerated in Edessa, Syria. In 944, it was brought to Constantinople, where it was depicted in the “Codex Pray” and described in the homilies of the Patriarchs and the reports of visitors. In 1204, during the 4th Crusade, it was stolen from its reliquary in the Imperial Palace Chapel by the French knight Othon de la Roche and brought to France via Athens. He sent it to his castle near Besancon, where it was shown in the local Cathedral on Good Friday. Since 1357, it was first venerated in Lirey, Champagne, then in Chambery, and finally brought to Turin, Italy by the Savoy Dynasty in 1598.

In the 18th century, two popes, Clement XII (p. 1730-1740) and Benedict XIV (p. 1740-1758), ordered pieces of the upper left and right edge of the shroud to be clipped to disseminate the resulting fragments as papal gifts. In addition, Savoy tried to use the phenomenal popularity of the Shroud as an object of veneration to achieve the aims of domination in Piedmont, conversion of Turin into a capital of the European autocracy and achivement of international recognition as a ruling house of the royal standing. It is likely that a number of reliquaries containing particles of the Holy Shroud were distributed by the Duke of Savoy Victor Amadeus II († 1732) in the form of gifts aimed at achieving dynastic aspirations of the House of Savoy.

  • ID# 82-RSCR-11
  • Size 34 x 32 mm
  • Age ca. 18th century, Italy
  • Price $5,50020% off$4,400
  • Silver
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Fine Reliquary theca with relics of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St Joseph & St John the Baptist

Fine Reliquary theca with relics of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St Joseph & St John the Baptist

Ornate glass-fronted  silver reliquary theca dating to the 18th-century and housing relics Saint John the Baptist, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and St Joseph. The relics are affixed to a gold silk background and identified on paper cedulae labels. On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of a Catholic cardinal. 

  • ID# 05-RSCRM
  • Size 40 x 40 mm
  • Age ca. 18th century
  • Origin Italy
  • Materials Silver
  • Price $2,75020% off$2,200
  • Silver
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Russian Icon - 2 Saints: St. Anfimus, Bishop & Martyr and St. Feoktist Monk

Russian icon showing two Orthodox saints St. Anfimus, Bishop & St. Feoktist Monk depicted full-figured under a dove of the Holy Spirit on a gilt and intricately chased background. Dedication on the back in Russian dated 1914 to Abbess Sofia to commemorate 25th anniversary in position at the Orthodox convent. Significant because of inscription. 

  • ID# 01-23-243-SP6-135
  • Size 14 x 12 in (36 x 31 cm)
  • Age ca. 1914
  • Materials Egg tempera on gilt wood
  • Price Price upon request
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Reliquary theca with relics of Saint Cosmas & Damian, the Unmercenary Healers & Patrons of Doctors

Reliquary theca with relics of Saint Cosmas & Damian, the Unmercenary Healers & Patrons of Doctors

Oval glass-fronted brass reliquary theca housing relics of two Unmercenary healers: Saints Cosmas and Damian. The significant first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relics are affixed to a red silk background and identified on a paper cedulae labels in as S. Cosmae Mart. / S Damiani Mar. On the back, the theca is protected by a seal of red wax with a clear imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Giovanni Francesco Capelletti (†1831), Bishop of Ascoli Piceno (1806-1831). The theca comes in the original leather bound case of issue. 

  • ID# 07-RSCR
  • Size 22 x 27 mm
  • Age ca. first quarter of the 19th century
  • Origin Italy
  • Materials brass
  • Price $1,75020% off$1,400
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Theca with relics from the Wood of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

Oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing relics from the Holy Wood of the True Cross of Jesus Christ. The relics are affixed to a red silk background in a cruciform shape and identified on a paper cedula in the upper part as ex L.S. / C. D.N. / Jesu. C. (from the Wood of the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ)On the back the theca is protected by a seal of red wax with a clear imprint of a coat of arms of Francesco Gaetano Incontri (†1781), the Archbishop of Florence (p. 1741-1781).

  • ID# 10-RSMB-35
  • Size 39 x 34 mm
  • Age ca. late 18th century, Florence, Italy
  • Materials silver
  • Price $1,67520% off$1,340
  • Silver
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Russian Icon - The Lamentation (The Entombment of Christ)

Icon of the Lamentation (The Entombment of Christ) depicts the body of Christ clad in a lioncloth on the white burial shroud being placed on the stone of anointing. The Mother of God, two angels, and others regard the body and the empty cross is depicted on the background in a rocky landscape. While Greek iconography of the Lamentation tends towards emotionalism, Russian iconography gives a scene a transcendent peace. 

  • ID# 91-45-55-SP6-175
  • Size 17 1/3 x 14 1/2 in (44 x 37 cm)
  • Age ca. 1860's
  • Materials Egg tempera and gilding on gessoed wood
  • Price $1,50020% off$1,200
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Russian Icon - Christ Pantocrator in kiot shadow frame

Christ Pantocrator refers to a specific depiction of Christ. The most common translation of Pantocrator is "Almighty" or "All-powerful". In this understanding, Pantocrator is a compound word formed from the Greek words for "all" and the noun "strength" (κρατος). This is often understood in terms of potential power; i.e., ability to do anything, omnipotence. The iconic image of Christ Pantocrator was one of the first images of Christ developed in the Early Christian Church and remains a central icon of the Eastern Orthodox Church. In the half-length image, Christ holds the Gospels in his left hand and makes the gesture of blessing with his right.

  • ID# 04-044-113-SP7-28
  • Size 21 3/4 x 16 1/2 in (55 x 42 cm)
  • Age ca. 1890s
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in glass-fronted kiot shadow frame
  • Price $1,30020% off$1,040
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Russian Icon - The Deposition and the Lamentation of Christ

Russian icon depicting the Deposition from the Cross and the Lamentation of Christ. The scenes are painted as a single view with the Lamentation being on the lower part of the icon. 

  • ID# 02-26-107-SP6-145
  • Size 12 1/2 x 10 1/2 in (32 x 27)
  • Age ca. 1880s
  • Materials Egg tempera with partial silvering on gessoed wood
  • Price SOLD!
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Russian Icon - The Dormition of the Virgin Mary, St. George and 7 Selected Saints

Russian Icon - The Dormition of the Virgin Mary, St. George and 7 Selected Saints

The icon is depicting seven selected Orthodox Saints: St. Andrew the Apostle, St. Qeen Helena, St. Nicholas of Myra, St. Maria, St. Stephen the Protomartyr, St. John the Theologian and St. Paraskevi the Friday surmounted by vignette images depicting the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God and Miracle of St George Slaying the Dragon

  • ID# 166-027-069-SP7-7
  • Size 13 3/4 x 11 3/4 in (35 x 30 cm)
  • Age ca. 1890s
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price $1,20020% off$960
  • Silver
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Russian Icon - Great Orthodox Feasts with Anastasis and Selected Saints

The icon depictes twelve principal feasts of the Orthodox church painted on the top and side registers and centered around Christ's Resurrection and Descent into the Hades. The Feasts are (from the top left corner - clockwise): the Nativity of The Virgin, Presentation of Mary at the Temple, the Old Testament Trinity, the Annunciation,  the Nativity of Christ, the Baptism of Christ, the Transfiguration of Christ, the Dormition Mother of God,  the Erection of the Cross, the Ascension of Christ, Entrance into Jerusalem,  and Presentation of Christ at the Temple.  On the bottom border selected saints are depicted: Saint John the Baptist, Saint Martyr Nikita, 4 saints and Saint Greatmartyr George the Victorybearer. 

  • ID# 100-045-017-SP6-135
  • Size 17 1/3 x 14 1/3 in (44 x 36 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Origin Provincial Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on silvered and gessoed wood
  • Price $1,20020% off$960
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Russian Icon - Christ Pantocrator

Russian Icon - Christ Pantocrator

Christ Pantocrator refers to a specific depiction of Christ. The most common translation of Pantocrator is "Almighty" or "All-powerful". In this understanding, Pantocrator is a compound word formed from the Greek words for "all" and the noun "strength" (κρατος). This is often understood in terms of potential power; i.e., ability to do anything, omnipotence. The iconic image of Christ Pantocrator was one of the first images of Christ developed in the Early Christian Church and remains a central icon of the Eastern Orthodox Church. In the half-length image, Christ holds the Gospels in his left hand and makes the gesture of blessing with his right.

The Gospels are opened on Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

  • ID# 117-104-090-SP7-2
  • Size 18 x 14 1/2 in (46 x 37 cm)
  • Age ca. 1890s
  • Materials Egg tempera on tooled and gessoed wood
  • Price $1,00020% off$800
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Russian Icon - The Resurrection & Orthodox Feasts

Russian Icon - The Resurrection & Orthodox Feasts

In the center, the icon depicts Christ's Descent into the Hades and the feast of the Resurrection, called Pascha (Easter), is the greatest of the feasts of the Eastern Orthodox Church. In addition, there are other Twelve Great Feasts: 1. Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God 2. the Exaltation of the Cross 3. the Presentation of the Theotokos 4. the Nativity of Christ/Christmas 5. the Baptism of Christ - Theophany, also called Epiphany 6. the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple 7. the Annunciation 8. the Entry into Jerusalem 9. the Ascension of Christ 10. Pentecost 11. the Transfiguration 12 .the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God.

Four additional images depicted on the icon are: the New Testament Trinity, Raising of Lazarus, Head of St. John the Baptist, and Beheading of St. John the Baptist.

  • ID# 221-097-100-SP7-4
  • Size 20 x 18 in (51 x 46 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price $1,00020% off$800
  • Orthodox Cross
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Russian Icon - Christ Pantocrator

Russian Icon - Christ Pantocrator

Christ Pantocrator refers to a specific depiction of Christ. The most common translation of Pantocrator is "Almighty" or "All-powerful". In this understanding, Pantocrator is a compound word formed from the Greek words for "all" and the noun "strength" (κρατος). This is often understood in terms of potential power; i.e., ability to do anything, omnipotence. The iconic image of Christ Pantocrator was one of the first images of Christ developed in the Early Christian Church and remains a central icon of the Eastern Orthodox Church. In the half-length image, Christ holds the Gospels in his left hand and makes the gesture of blessing with his right.

The Gospels are opened on Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

  • ID# 147-105-094-SP7-15
  • Size 13 3/4 x 11 3/4 in (35 x 30 cm)
  • Age ca. 1890s
  • Origin Icon painting village of Kholui
  • Materials Egg tempera on silvered, tooled, and gessoed wood
  • Price $97520% off$780
  • Orthodox Cross
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Russian Icon - St John the Baptist

Russian Icon - St John the Baptist

Saint John the Baptist was a Jewish itinerant preacher in the early first century AD who is revered as a major religious figure in Christianity, Islam, and other faiths. He is called a prophet by all of these traditions, and is honored as a saint in many Christian traditions. The Orthodox faithful believe that John was the last of the Old Testament prophets, thus serving as a bridge between that period of revelation and the New Covenant. They also teach that, following his death, John descended into Hades and there once more preached that Jesus the Messiah was coming, so he was the Forerunner of Christ in death as he had been in life. Eastern Orthodox churches will often have an icon of St. John the Baptist in a place of honor on the iconostasis, and he is frequently mentioned during the Divine Services. Every Tuesday throughout the year is dedicated to his memory.

  • ID# 150-105-105-SP7-15
  • Size 11 3/4 x 10 1/4 in (30 x 26 cm)
  • Age ca. 1890s
  • Materials Egg tempera on silvered, tooled, and gessoed wood
  • Price $95020% off$760
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Russian Icon - Saint Unmercenary Healers Cosmas & Damianus, patrons of doctors

Russian Icon - Saint Unmercenary Healers Cosmas & Damianus, patrons of doctors

Saints Cosmas and Damian (Greek: Κοσμάς και Δαμιανός) (also written Kosmas and Damianos) (died ca. 287) were twin brothers, physicians, and early Christian martyrs born in Cilicia, part of today's Turkey. They practiced their profession in the seaport of Ayas, Adana, then in the Roman province of Syria. Accepting no payment for their services led to them being named "Ανάργυροι" (Unmercenary); it has been said that, by this, they attracted many to the Christian faith.

Traditionally, Saints Cosmas and Damian are the holy patrons of doctors and persons of Medical profession.

  • ID# 161-023-215-SP7-7
  • Size 12 1/4 x 10 1/4 in (31 x 26 cm)
  • Age ca. 1890s
  • Materials Oil on gessoed wood
  • Price $95020% off$760
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Russian icon - The Descent of Christ into the Hades

Christ is shown in his descent into Hades, breaking down the doors of Hell, binding Satan and rescuing Adam and Eve. Behind them follow the kings, the prophets, and the righteous of the Old Testament,  David and Solomon wearing the crowns, John the Baptist with the scroll in hand. Feast day: Easter Sunday.

  • ID# 12-51-69-SP6-110
  • Size 13 1/2 x 11 in (34 x 28 cm)
  • Age ca. 1890's
  • Origin Icon painting village of Kholui
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price $95020% off$760
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Russian Icon - Christ Enthroned with the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist

The icon is depicting Christ Enthroned flanked by his mother, the Virgin Mary and Saint John the Baptist forming the Orthodox Deisis. 

  • ID# 28-052-076-SP6-11
  • Size 11 x 8 in (28 x 20 cm)
  • Age ca. 1890s
  • Origin Western Russia
  • Materials Oil on gessoed wood
  • Price $95020% off$760
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Russian Icon - Our Lady of the Inexhaustible Chalice

Our Lady of the ​I​nexhaustible Chalice is a wonderworking icon of the Mother of God which revealed itself in Serpukhov, Russia in 1878. The icon is venerated in the Russian Orthodox Church and has become known for healing those who suffer from alcoholism, drug abuse and other forms of addiction.​ ​The icon depicts the ​the Virgin Mary with hands raised in the orans position, similar to icons of Our Lady of the Sign. The Christ Child is shown standing in a chalice with both hands raised in blessing.

  • ID# 02-028-130-SP7-5
  • Size 11 x 8 3/4 in (28 x 22 cm)
  • Age ca. 1880's
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price SOLD!
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Russian Icon - The New Testament Trinity

Russian Icon - The New Testament Trinity

The icon depicts the New Testament Trinity of Jesus Christ, God the Father and the Holy Spirit above. Jesus is pictured on the left with an opened book of the Gospels and the cross, God the Father as the venerable old white-bearded man on the right. Above them, the Holy Spirit appears as a dove in divine light.

  • ID# 194-046-062-SP7-4
  • Size 14 1/4 x 11 1/2 in (36 x 29 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price $92520% off$740
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Russian Icon - The Holy Mandylion (Image of Jesus Christ not made by human hands)

The icon type of The Holy Mandylion represents the very first not made by human hands image of the Savior miraculously created by Christ himself. According to the Christian tradition, King Abgar of Edessa wrote to Jesus, asking him to come cure him of an illness. Instead, one of the seventy disciples, Thaddeus, is said to have come to Edessa, bearing the words and an image of Jesus, by the virtues of which the king was miraculously healed. To create his likeness, Jesus used a face-cloth which miraculously bore the image of His face. This image of Christ preserved on the face cloth was kept and venerated in Edessa, and became known as “The Holy Image of Edessa”, the “Holy Mandylion” (from Greek “face cloth”), or “The Image Not Made With Human Hands”. This iconographic type is widely used by both the Eastern and the Western Christian Churches. 

  • ID# 117-024-052-L60i4-90
  • Size 12 1/4 in x 10 1/4 in (31 cm x 26 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900, Central Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on silvered, tooled, and gessoed wood
  • Price $90020% off$720

Russian icon - The Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God

The Protection (Pokrov) of the Most Holy Mother of God is one of the most beloved Feast days on the Orthodox calendar commemorated on October 1 celebrating the appearance of the Virgin Mary in Constantinople in the 10th century at the time when the people in the city were threatened by the Barbarian invasion. Saint Andrew, the Holy Fool with his disciple Saint Epiphanius, and a group of people, saw the Mother of God, Saint John the Baptist, and several other Saints and Angels during a vigil in the Church of Blachernae, nearby the city gates. The Mother of God approached the center of the church, knelt down and remained in prayer for a long time with her face drowned in tears. Then she took her veil off and spread it over the people as a sign of protection. After the appearance of the Mother of God, the danger was averted and the city was spared from bloodshed and suffering.  On the icon, the Theotokos is depicted standing on a cloud in aureola of green light holding her veil .

  • ID# 200-077-056-SP6-1
  • Size 13 3/4 x 12 1/4 in (35 x 31 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Materials Egg tempera and gilding on gessoed wood
  • Price $90020% off$720
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Russian 4-Panel Folding Skladen Travel Icon of The Twelve Principal Feasts and Miracle-working Madonnas

Metal icon of four-folding panels depicting “Twelve Principal Orthodox Feasts and Miracle-working Madonnas.”

  • ID# 03-DDPbA-22
  • Size 16 cm x 36 cm (6 1/4 in x 14 1/2 in)
  • Age ca. 19th century Moscow Region
  • Materials brass and 3-color enamel
  • Price $85020% off$680

Russian Icon - Christ Pantocrator

The icon depicts realistically rendered Christ as Pantocrator ( "Almighty" or "All-powerful") - pictured half-figured blessing with his right hand while holding an Orb and a Cross in his left hand

  • ID# 189-052-075-SP6-1
  • Size 12 1/2 x 10 1/2 in (32 x 27 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Materials Oil on gessoed wood
  • Price $85020% off$680
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Russian icon - The New Testament Trinity

The unusual iconography depicting a child led to Heaven by two angels with the New Testament Trinity in the upper part of the icon. 

  • ID# 13-51-71-SP6-90
  • Size 11 1/2 x 9 3/4 in (29 x 25 cm)
  • Age ca. 1910s
  • Materials Oil on gessoed wood
  • Price $80020% off$640
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Reliquary theca with first-class relics of Saint Vincent de Paul

Reliquary theca with first-class relics of Saint Vincent de Paul

Oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing the first-class relics of Saint Vincent de Paul. The relic is affixed to a gold silk background and identified on a typographic cedula label as S. Vincent de P. On the back, under a protective cap with a portrait of Saint Vincent de Paul, the theca is secured by a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with a clear imprint of a coat of arms of the Congregation of the Mission, Roman Catholic society of the Apostolic life founded by St. Vincent de Paul. The theca comes in the original leather bound case of issue.

  • ID# 24-RSCRM
  • Size 35 x 30 mm
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Origin Italy
  • Materials silver
  • Price $77520% off$620
  • Silver

Russian Icon - The Crucifixion of Christ

Christ is depicted on the cross flanked by mourning-Virgin Mary and St. Martha the left side; and on the right side : St. John the Theologian and St. Martyr Longinus the Centurion. Behind Christ are the towers of Jerusalem and above him is God the Father. Two family saints are depicted on vertical borders. 

  • ID# 18-61-68-SP6-85
  • Size 10 1/4 x 8 1/3 in (26 x 21)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Materials Egg tempera on silvered and gessoed wood
  • Price $75020% off$600
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Russian Icon - Christ Pantocrator

Christ Pantocrator refers to a specific depiction of Christ. The most common translation of Pantocrator is "Almighty" or "All-powerful". In this understanding, Pantocrator is a compound word formed from the Greek words for "all" and the noun "strength" (κρατος). This is often understood in terms of potential power; i.e., ability to do anything, omnipotence. The iconic image of Christ Pantocrator was one of the first images of Christ developed in the Early Christian Church and remains a central icon of the Eastern Orthodox Church. In the half-length image, Christ holds the Gospels in his left hand and makes the gesture of blessing with his right. The Gospels are opened on Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

  • ID# 97-044-038-SP6-85
  • Size 13 3/4 x 11 3/4 in (35 x 30 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Origin Icon painting village of Kholui
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price $75020% off$600
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - The Holy Mandylion - Image of Christ Not Made by Human Hands

The icon type of The Holy Mandylion represents the very first not made by human hands image of the Savior miraculously created by Christ himself. According to the Christian tradition, King Abgar of Edessa wrote to Jesus, asking him to come cure him of an illness. Instead, one of the seventy disciples, Thaddeus, is said to have come to Edessa, bearing the words and an image of Jesus, by the virtues of which the king was miraculously healed. To create his likeness, Jesus used a face-cloth which miraculously bore the image of His face. This image of Christ preserved on the face cloth was kept and venerated in Edessa, and became known as “The Holy Image of Edessa”, the “Holy Mandylion” (from Greek “face cloth”), or “The Image Not Made With Human Hands”. This iconographic type is widely used by both the Eastern and the Western Christian Churches.

  • ID# 202-077-065-SP6-85
  • Size 10 1/4 x 8 1/3 in (26 x 21)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Origin Provincial Russia
  • Materials Oil on gessoed wood
  • Price $75020% off$600
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Russian Icon - St. Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra

Saint Nicholas of Myra  (†343), was a historic 4th-century Saint and Greek Bishop of Myra. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nicholas the Wonderworker . He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for Santa Claus. His reputation evolved among the faithful, as was common for early Christian saints. Saint Nicholas is the patron Saint of sailors, merchants, archers, thieves, children, and students in Greece, Belgium, France, Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Albania, Russia, the Republic of Macedonia, Slovakia, Serbia, and Montenegro. He is also the patron saint of Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Barranquilla, Bari, Beit Jala, Fribourg, Huguenots, Kozani, Liverpool, Paternopoli, Sassari, Siggiewi, and Lorraine. His feast day is 6 December.

  • ID# 145-046-099-SP6-85
  • Size 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in (22 x 17 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Materials Egg tempera on gilt, tooled, and gessoed wood
  • Price $75020% off$600
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Russian Icon - Our Lady of Kazan in gilt frame

Our Lady of Kazan, is a holy icon of the highest stature within the Russian Orthodox Church and considered a palladium of Russia for centuries, until its theft and likely destruction in 1904. The icon represents the Virgin Mary as the protector and patroness of the city of Kazan. It is a close-up variant of the Hodegetria (Directress) style, it is noted mainly for the Child standing, with the Virgin chest-length. The Kazan icons are traditionally small, following the original. The Kazan icon was very popular in Russia, especially as a wedding gift, and many copies were made in the design of the original. Two major Kazan Cathedrals, in Moscow and St. Petersburg, are consecrated to Our Lady of Kazan, as are numerous churches throughout the land. Her feast days are July 21 and November 4.

  • ID# 06-050-076-SP7-7
  • Size 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 in (35 x 26 cm)
  • Age ca. 1890s
  • Materials Egg tempera on gilt, tooled and gessoed wood in original gilt frame
  • Price SOLD!
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Russian icon - The Virgin Mary

  • ID# 46-103-016-SP7-1
  • Size 15 1/2 x 12 1/4 in (39 x 31 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Materials Oil on gessoed wood
  • Price $75020% off$600
  • Orthodox Cross

Staurotheke Icon with the Crucifixion, Mourners & Border Saints

  • ID# 37-066-110-SP7-2
  • Size 13 3/4 x 12 1/4 in (35 x 31 cm)
  • Age ca. 1890s
  • Materials Egg tempera on gilt wood with brass insert
  • Price $72520% off$580
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian icon - The Resurrection of Christ

The icon depicts of the Resurrection of Christ. 

  • ID# 186-047-016-SP6-8
  • Size 10 1/4 x 8 3/4 in (26 x 21)
  • Age ca. 1890s
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price $70020% off$560
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Russian Icon - St. Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra

Saint Nicholas of Myra  (†343), was a historic 4th-century Saint and Greek Bishop of Myra. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nicholas the Wonderworker. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for Santa Claus. His reputation evolved among the faithful, as was common for early Christian saints. Saint Nicholas is the patron Saint of sailors, merchants, archers, thieves, children, and students in Greece, Belgium, France, Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Albania, Russia, the Republic of Macedonia, Slovakia, Serbia, and Montenegro. He is also the patron saint of Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Barranquilla, Bari, Beit Jala, Fribourg, Huguenots, Kozani, Liverpool, Paternopoli, Sassari, Siggiewi, and Lorraine. His feast day is 6 December.

  • ID# 174-027-052-SP6-8
  • Size 8 3/4 x 6 3/7 in (22 x 17cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Materials Egg tempera on silvered, tooled, and gessoed wood
  • Price $70020% off$560
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - The Descent of Christ into the Hades

Christ is shown in his Descent into Hades, breaking down the doors of Hell, binding Satan and rescuing Adam and Eve. Behind them follow the kings, the prophets, and the righteous of the Old Testament,  Feast day: Easter Sunday.

  • ID# 196-076-032-SP6-75
  • Size 14 1/4 x 11 in (36 x 28 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Origin Icon painting village of Kholui
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price $67520% off$540
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian 3-Panel Folding Skladen Travel Icon of “The Twelve Principal Feasts.”

Cast brass travel icon of three-folding panels depicting “The Twelve Principal Feasts.”

  • ID# 105-DDMA2-11
  • Size 11 cm x 30 cm (4 1/2 in x 11 3/4 in)
  • Age ca. 19th century Moscow Region
  • Materials brass
  • Price $65020% off$520

Russian Icon - Christ Pantocrator in brass oklad cover & kiot shadow frame

Christ Pantocrator refers to a specific depiction of Christ. The most common translation of Pantocrator is "Almighty" or "All-powerful". In this understanding, Pantocrator is a compound word formed from the Greek words for "all" and the noun "strength" (κρατος). This is often understood in terms of potential power; i.e., ability to do anything, omnipotence. The iconic image of Christ Pantocrator was one of the first images of Christ developed in the Early Christian Church and remains a central icon of the Eastern Orthodox Church. In the half-length image, Christ holds the Gospels in his left hand and makes the gesture of blessing with his right.

  • ID# 05-047-088-SP7-1
  • Size 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 in (29 x 21 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Materials Oil on wood in brass oklad in glass fronted shadow frame
  • Price $62520% off$500
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - The Ascension of Christ

 The Ascension of the Lord is recorded in the Gospels of Mark and Luke and is a major movable feast in the Orthodox Church. The icon depicts Christ rising to heaven in the circle of Divine light. Two angels on the hill below gesture toward him while his disciples look on in wonder. The Virgin Mary is standing in the center with onlooking disciples. 

  • ID# 10-097-007-SP7-15
  • Size 11 in (28 cm) in diameter
  • Age ca. 1880's
  • Materials Oil on gessoed wood
  • Price SOLD!
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian icon - St. Mark, the Evangelist

Half-lenght portrait of St. Mark the Evangelist from the Royal doors of the Iconostasis.

  • ID# 52-106-068-SP7-1
  • Size 8 3/4 in (22 cm) across
  • Age ca. 1880's
  • Materials Oil on gessoed wood
  • Price $52520% off$420
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

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