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Our Christmas Collection of Orthodox Icons

This collection represents staff pics of their favorite icons that we would love to find new loving homes this Christmas.  Contact us if one of the icons catches your eye as the perfect spiritual holiday gift for yourself, your family, or your other loved ones. 

16c Russian Icon - St. Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra from Iconostasis

Icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra from the Deisis Row of an iconostasis. Circle of Dionysius, Moscow or Rostov, ca. 1500.

Condition: Consistent with age. Extensive craquelure, old restorations, and inpainting are all visible. Areas around the face and nimbus show early signs of lifting.

  • ID# 63-85-SSI-6
  • Size 30 x 21 1/2 in. (76 x 55 cm)
  • Age ca. 1440-1502
  • Origin Moscow or Rostov school, Circle of Dionysius
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

Wedding Pair of Fine Russian Icons - Christ and Our Lady of Kazan in silver, pearl, and enamel revetment cover

A fine matching pair of ca. 1900-1908 wedding icons of the Kazan Mother of God and Christ Pantocrator made by an important silversmith, Purveyor to the Imperial Household, firm of P. Ovchinnikov in Moscow.

Icon of Christ Pantocrator and Kazan Mother of God held in cloisonné, champlevé, and filigree enamel oklad and halos and pearl embroidery garments. Both oklads framed with half-columns enameled with Byzantine-inspired ornament, the grounds similarly enameled with a Byzantine-inspired turquoise filigree enamel with a pattern of interwoven hearts. The oklads applied with shaped crowns enameled in brightly colored cloisonné enamels and with seed pearls mounted on the points. Both figures are draped in finely couched pearl embroidery. Christ is shown holding a shaped plate forming the open pages of the Gospel on which is enameled in blue champlevé a passage from John 13:34-35 (“A new commandment I give you: Love one another..."). The reverse of each covered with deep brown silk velvet.

  • ID# 15-30-SSi-35
  • Size 4 3⁄4 x 4 1⁄4 in. (12.7 x 10.8 cm), each
  • Age ca. 1900-1908
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Oil on zinc panel, gilded silver, enamel, seed pearls, linen, cotton, wood inserts, silk velvet
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Spectacular Russian Triptych Icon depicting Old Testament Trinity with St. Nicholas and Archangel Michael

A large triptych centered with circa 1850 icons of the Old Testament Trinity flanked by icons of St. Nicholas and the Archangel Michael, the central icon with cast and chased parcel-gilt oklad revetment cover with painted enamel identificatory plaques, struck with Cyrillic initials AF for Alexey Frolov, Moscow, 1850. The triptych is set within an ogee-shaped glazed wood frame with brass fittings.

Marks: Struck at the lower center of the oklad with maker’s marks, Moscow hallmarks, and with 84 silver standard (.875).

  • ID# 15-22-SSI-12
  • Size 28 x 20 1/8 in (71.1 x 51.3 cm) open (entire kiot). Height of the two flanking panels 17 1/8 in. (43.5 cm).
  • Age ca. 1850
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Silver, enamel, oil on zinc panel, wood, glass
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

18c Greek Royal Doors of Iconostasis with a Scene of the Annunciation

A pair of Royal Doors depicting the Annunciation, Greece, 18th century. The shaped doors depict the Angel Gabriel and the Virgin at full length within oval gilt cartouche’ the panels are set within carved wood borders. The reverse of each door is still fitted with metal hardware.

Condition: Fair. Some wood-boring beetle damage, particularly along the base, and as is typically the case with older, Greek panels.

  • ID# 72-SSI-12
  • Size 49 x 38 in (124 x 96.5 cm)
  • Age ca. 18th century
  • Origin Greek Provinces
  • Materials Egg tempera and gilding on gessoed wood with iron fittings
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian 18th Century Triptych Icon - Mary Magdalene with St. Nicholas of Myra & St. Alexander, Patriarch of Constantinople

A triptych icon of Mary Magdalene flanked by St. Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra and St. Alexander, Patriarch of Constantinople, with silver revetment covers, master PES, Moscow, 1780, set within a brass case with pierced ogee-shaped surmount with the cross and scrolling ornament over a red brocade silk ground. All three saints shown at full length and finely painted. The robes of SS Alexander and Nicholas with fine, scrolling gilt floral ornament. The silver revetment covers with chased and repoussé with realistic landscape receding into space below the horizon line and engraved with scrolling floral ornament. The apertures are set with cable borders, the halos with beaded and cable ornament. 

Marks: Struck on central and right panels with Cyrillic maker’s mark PES of an unknown maker and on a central panel with Moscow hallmark dated 1780 (Postnikova-Loseva no. 1987). 

  • ID# 17-26-SSI-4
  • Size 13 x 11 3⁄4 in. (33 x 29.5 cm) open; 13 x 6 1⁄2 in. (33 x 16.5 cm) closed
  • Age ca. 1780
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials silver, brass, silk, egg tempera on wood
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

17c Russian Icon - The Archangel Michael, Chief Commander of the Heavenly Host (Protector from Invasion & Civil War)

The Holy Archangel Michael is one of the most celebrated of the Angels called the Archistrategos, or chief commander, of all the Heavenly powers. According to the Holy Scripture and Tradition, he has interceded for humanity multiple times and continues to serve as the Defender of the Faith. Saint Michael is most often invoked for protection from invasion by enemies and from civil war, and for the defeat of adversaries on the field of battle.

Saint Michael is depicted riding a red-winged horse carrying the book of Gospels, the Trumpet of Judgement, the censer, and a lance, with which he conquers the demon depicted on the lower right. Next to the winged demon a depiction of a city of Babylon drowning in sins. The gold semi-circle between his hands represents his covenant with God.

  • ID# 53-74-SSi-4
  • Size 13 1/8 x 11 1/4 in. (33.5 x 28.8 cm)
  • Age ca. 1650
  • Origin Northern Russia
  • Materials Tempera on parcel gilt and gessoed wood
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian icon - Joy to All Who Sorrow Mother of God of Moscow

Mother of God, Joy of All Who Sorrow of Moscow is the name of a popular wonderworking Russian Orthodox icon. The icon dates to a miracle that occurred on October 24, 1688, when a woman named Euphemia received healing from sickness after obeying a voice telling her to find this icon and have the priest celebrate a prayer with blessing of water. The design of this icon depicts the Mother of God, depicted full-figured standing with her Son in Heaven and God the Father above her in the clouds. Along both sides of the icon, framing the Mother of God, depicted are many suppliants asking for her intercession. The tenderness and kindness of a loving mother are evident in her face as She stands in paradise and yet among us.

Finely executed with gold highlights. Minor areas of retouching.

  • ID# 120-HGI-1
  • Size 12 1/4 x 10 1/2 in (31.3 x 26.6 cm)
  • Age ca. late 19th century
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Tempera on wood panel.
  • Price $5,500
  • Orthodox Cross

Greek Icon - Crucifixion of Christ with Mourners

A Greek icon is depicting crucified Christ flanked by mourning Mary, Mother of Jesus and St. John the Apostle. Behind them the walls of Jerusalem. Finely executed on a gold ground.

  • ID# 475-HGi-8
  • Size 14 1/2 x 12 in (36.7 x 30.3 cm)
  • Age ca. 19th century.
  • Origin Greece
  • Materials Oil on gilded wood panel
  • Price $3,750
  • Orthodox Cross

Fine Russian Icon - Our Lady of the Sign

Our Lady of the Sign is one of the most beloved Russian miracle-working icons of Theotokos. The icon depicts her during the Annunciation at the moment of saying, "May it be done to me according to your word." (Luke 1:38). The Virgin Mary is depicted frontally half-length, with her hands raised in praying position and the Child Jesus within a round aureole upon her breast representing him at the moment of his conception.  The term Virgin of the Sign is a reference to the prophecy of Isaiah 7:14: "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."

  • ID# 759-HGi-8
  • Size 14 x 10 1/4 in (35.8 x 26 cm)
  • Age ca. 19th century
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera and gilding on gessoed wood
  • Price $3,750
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - Saints Florus and Laurus, Holy Patrons of Horses

Twin brothers Saints Florus and Laurus are venerated as Christian martyrs buried alive in an empty well for their faith in the 2nd century. They are considered to be the holy patrons of horses in Russia and on their Feast day the Russian peasants lead their horses around the church to honor the Saints.

  • ID# 686-HGI-67
  • Size 12 1/4 x 10 1/2 in (30.6 x 26 cm)
  • Age ca. 19th century
  • Origin Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gilt and gessoed wood
  • Price $2,750
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

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., the 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# 320-HGI-47
  • Size 12 x 10 1/2 in (30 x 26 cm)
  • Age ca. late 19th century
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Tempera on wood panel
  • Price $2,350
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - St Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra

Saint Nicholas is depicted frontally half-figured wearing bishop’s clothes, blessing with his right hand and holding open Gospels with his left one showing inscription from Luke 6:17 “At that time Jesus stood on the plain, [and a multitude of his disciples was there and a great number of people from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the coastal region around Tyre and Sidon, who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases]”. Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary offering a bishop’s omofor, both in Heavens are shown behind him. He is flanked by St. Prophet Naum and St. Reverent Alexander.

  • ID# 705-HGi-27
  • Size 12 1/2 x 10 1/2 (31 x 26.5 cm)
  • Age ca. 19th century
  • Origin Provincial Russia
  • Materials Tempera on wood panel
  • Price $1,350
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - Our Lady of Smolensk

Our Lady of Smolensk is name of an ancient miracle working icon and one of the most highly venerated icons in Russia. According to the tradition, after the fall of Constantinople, the original icon painted by St. Luke  surfaced in Russia, where it was placed in the Assumption Cathedral in Smolensk and therefore referred to as Our Lady of Smolensk. The original icon, dated by art historians to the 11th century, is now believed to have been destroyed by fire during the German occupation of Smolensk in 1941, but a great number of copies were made throughout the century, some of the of considerable historical and artistic value of their own.

  • ID# 146-105-093-SP7-1
  • Size 12 1/4 x 9 3/4 in (31 x 25 cm)
  • Age ca. 18/19th century
  • Materials Egg tempera and gilding on gessoed wood
  • Price $975
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - St. Barbara the Great Martyress of Heliopolis

Saint Barbara, known in the Eastern Orthodox Church as the Great Martyr Barbara, was an early Christian saint and martyr living in the Greek city Nicomedia, present-day Turkey, or in Heliopolis of Phoenicia, present-day Baalbek, Lebanon. Saint Barbara is often portrayed with miniature chains and a tower. As one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, Barbara continues to be a popular saint in modern times, perhaps best known as the patron saint of armorers, artillerymen, military engineers, miners, and others who work with explosives because of her old legend's association with lightning, and also of mathematicians. Many of her the thirteen miracles turn on the security she offered that her devotees would not die without making confession and receiving extreme unction.

  • ID# 13-RSMIS
  • Size 11 3/4 in x 9 3/4 in (35 cm x 28 cm)
  • Age ca. 18th century
  • Origin Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • Materials Oil on gessoed wood
  • Price $975
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - St. Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra

Saint Nicholas of Myra (270 - 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 Nikolas 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# 232-101-020-SP7-2
  • Size 11 3/4 x 10 1/4 in (30 x 26 cm)
  • Age ca. first half of the 19th century
  • Origin Central Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera and gilding on gessoed wood
  • Price $950
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - Saints Venerable Stephan of Makhra & Abraham of Bulgaria

The icon is depicting two Orthodox Saints from the Volga region - St. Venerable Stephan, Abbot of Makhra who died in schema in 1406 and St. Abraham of Bulgaria, a Christian convert from Islam made a martyr and saint of the Russian Orthodox Church who died in 1229.

  • ID# 252-105-063-SP7-14
  • Size 12 1/4 x 10 1/2 in (31 x 27 cm)
  • Age ca. second half of the 19th century
  • Origin Central Russia, Volga region
  • Materials Egg tempera on parcel gilt and gessoed wood
  • Price $850
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian icon - Our Lady of Kazan

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# 236-101-069-SP7-15
  • Size 10 1/4 x 8 1/3 in (26 x 21 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900-1908
  • Origin Provincial Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on silvered, tooled, and gessoed wood
  • Price $800
  • Orthodox Cross

Large Russian brass plaquette icon depicting Saint Nicholas of Myra with Angels and Prophets

Saint Nicholas is depicted frontally half-figured wearing bishop’s clothes, blessing with his right hand and holding open Gospels with his left one. Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary offering a bishop’s omofor, both in Heavens are shown behind him. Eighteen roundels on the borders depicting the Deisis, Archangels, and Prophets.

  • ID# 145-DDMA-120
  • Size 5 cm x 6 cm (2 in x 2 1/3 in)
  • Age ca. 19th century, Old Believer's workshop Moscow region
  • Materials brass with 2-color enamel
  • Price $750

Russian icon - Joy to All Who Sorrow Mother of God

Mother of God, Joy of All Who Sorrow of Moscow is the name of a popular wonderworking Russian Orthodox icon. The icon dates to a miracle that occurred on October 24, 1688, when a woman named Euphymia received healing from sickness after obeying a voice telling her to find this icon and have the priest celebrate a prayer with blessing of water. The design of this icon depicts the Mother of God, depicted full-figured standing with her Son in Heaven and God the Father above her in the clouds. Along both sides of the icon, framing the Mother of God, depicted are suppliants  asking for her intercession assisted by angels. The tenderness and kindness of a loving mother are evident in her face as She stands in paradise and yet among us.

  • ID# 36-064-024-SP7-1
  • Size 10 1/3 x 8 3/4 in (26 x 22 cm)
  • Age ca. 1880's
  • Materials Oil on gessoed wood
  • Price $725
  • Orthodox Cross

Large Russian Orthodox brass Crucifix cross

Russian Orthodox eight-ended cross with a scene of the Crucifixion surmounted by two angels and image of God the Father.

 

  • ID# 04-DDMA-18
  • Size 34 cm x 17 cm (13 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in)
  • Age ca. 19th century Moscow region, Old Believer's workshop
  • Materials brass with 3-color enamel
  • Price $700

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# 172-027-024-SP6-8
  • Size 11 x 8 in (28 x 20 cm)
  • Age ca. 1890s
  • Origin South Western Russia
  • Materials Oil on gessoed wood
  • Price $700
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - 3 Female Saints: St. Pelagia of Antioch, St. Tais of Egypt & St. Martyress Mariana

The icon is depicting three full-figured female saints: St. Pelagia of Antioch & St. Tais of Egypt (two repentant saints sharing the same feast day of October 8), and St. Martyress Mariana.

  • ID# 188-043-025-SP7-4
  • Size 9 3/4 x 8 1/3 in (25 x 21 cm)
  • Age ca. 1890
  • Origin Provincial Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price $700
  • Orthodox Cross

Medium Russian brass plaquette icon depicting Saint Nicholas, Miracleworker of Myra

Saint Nicholas is depicted frontally half-figured wearing bishop’s clothes, blessing with his right hand and holding open Gospels with his left one. Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary offering a bishop’s omofor, both in Heavens are shown behind him. Eighteen roundels on the borders depicting the Deisis, Archangels, and Prophets.

  • ID# 121-DDMA-15
  • Size 9.5 cm x 11 cm (3 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in)
  • Age ca. 19th century, Old Believer's workshop Moscow region
  • Materials brass with 2-color enamel
  • Price $650

Russian Icon - Our Lady of Smolensk in brass oklad

Our Lady of Smolensk is name of an ancient miracle working icon and one of the most highly venerated icons in Russia. According to the tradition, after the fall of Constantinople, the original icon painted by St. Luke  surfaced in Russia, where it was placed in the Assumption Cathedral in Smolensk and therefore referred to as Our Lady of Smolensk. The original icon, dated by art historians to the 11th century, is now believed to have been destroyed by fire during the German occupation of Smolensk in 1941, but a great number of copies were made throughout the century, some of the of considerable historical and artistic value of their own.

  • ID# 209-079-057-SP6-75
  • Size 12 1/4 x 10 1/4 in (31 x 26 cm)
  • Age ca. 1890s
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood under a brass revetment cover
  • Price $650
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Orthodox brass Crucifix cross with mourners, 4 Serphim, and selected Feasts

Russian Orthodox eight-ended cross with a scene of the Crucifixion with two rectangular panels (Crucifixion with the Mourners). On the left plate; mourning-Virgin Mary and St. Martha; on the right plate: St. John the Theologian and St. Martyr Longinus the Centurion; surmounted by 4 Seraphims over five scenes (clockwise left to right: The Presentation of our Lord, Entry into Jerusalem, The Resurrection, The Ascension, The Old Testament Trinity), two Angels, and God Father in Heaven.

 

  • ID# 2972-L60i2-35
  • Size 11 cm x 19 cm (4 1/2 in x 7 in)
  • Age ca. 18th century, Vyg, Northern Russia
  • Materials brass
  • Price $550

Russian Icon - 2 Saints: St Martyr John & St Venerable Ermogenus the Patriarch of Moscow and All-Russia

The icon is depicting two full-figured Saints: St Martyr John & St Venerable Ermogenus the Patriarch of Moscow and All-Russia under Christ blessing from Heavens. 

  • ID# 182-038-095-SP7-7
  • Size 10 1/4 x 8 1/3 in (26 x 21 cm)
  • Age ca. 1880
  • Origin Provincial Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price $525
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - Joy to All Who Sorrow Mother of God with Coins

Mother of God, Joy of All Who Sorrow of Saint Petersburg is a miracle-working icon celebrated throughout Russia. On July 23, 1888, during the severe thunderstorm, lightning struck a chapel at a glass factory in St. Petersburg, burning the interior walls of the church, but leaving the icon depicting Mother of God, Joy of All Who Sorrow unharmed. From the violent disturbance of the air, the icon was knocked to the floor, the poor-box broke open, and twelve copper coins adhered to the icon in various places; afterward many miracles were worked by the grace of the holy icon. The design of this icon depicts the Mother of God, standing in paradise with her Son above her. Along both sides of the icon, framing the Mother of God, are suppliants, asking for her intercession with angels assisting them. The 12 coins are depicted throughout the central field of the icon.

  • ID# 185-042-028-SP7-35
  • Size 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in (22 x 17 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Origin Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera and gilding on tooled and gessoed wood
  • Price $425
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - Christ Pantocrator in brass oklad cover & kiot

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., the 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# 199-048-079-SP7-1
  • Size 13 1/2 x 11 1/2 in (34 x 29 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Origin Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in copper revetment cover and glass-fronted wood kiot
  • Price $425
  • Orthodox Cross

Small Russian brass plaquette depicting Nativity of Jesus Christ

  • ID# 42DDM2-8
  • Size 5.5 cm x 8 cm (2 1/4 in x 3 1/8 in)
  • Age ca. 18th century - Old Believer's workshop Central Russia
  • Materials brass
  • Price $375

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