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Spectacular theca with first-class relics of St. Mary Magdalene, Apostle of the Apostles

Spectacular theca with first-class relics of St. Mary Magdalene, Apostle of the Apostles

Opulent very large Baroque silver glass-fronted reliquary decorated by intricate flowers and an image of the Holy Spirit as a dove under a crown and containing an oval silver glass-fronted theca housing two substantial first-class relics of Saint Mary Magdalene. The relics affixed to the background of gold silk surrounded by the intricate paperolle ornamentation and identified on a paper cedulae labels as  S. Marie Magd. / Paeniten. (St. Mary Magdalene, Penitent). The reliquary is secured on the back with a perfectly preserved seal of an unidentified Bishop.

  • ID# 04-RSSR-23
  • Size 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 in (24.5 x 16.5 cm)
  • Age ca. 18th century
  • Origin Italy
  • Materials silver, glass
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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Spectacular theca with first-class relics of St. Jerome, Doctor of the Church

Spectacular theca with first-class relics of St. Jerome, Doctor of the Church

Opulent large Baroque parcel-gilt silver reliquary decorated by intricate flowers and an image of the Holy Spirit as a dove under a crown and containing an oval silver crystal-fronted theca housing a substantial first-class relic of Saint Jerome, Doctor of the Church. The relics affixed to the background of multicolored silk surrounded by paperolle ornamentation and identified on a paper cedula label as  Ex Praecordis / S. Hieronymi / P. E. D. (from the inner parts of St. Jerome, Priest, Hermit, and Doctor of the Church). The reliquary is secured on the back with a perfectly preserved seal of an unidentified Bishop.

  • ID# 06-RSSR-12
  • Size 7 x 4 3/4 in (17.5 х 12 cm)
  • Age ca. 18th century
  • Origin Italy
  • Materials silver, crystal
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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Russian Icon - the Severed Head of St. John the Baptist in gilt silver cover

Russian Icon - the Severed Head of St. John the Baptist in gilt silver cover

Spectacular Russian Orthodox icon depicting the Severed Head of St. John the Baptist resting on a platter. An 18th-century central panel was embellished in 1803 by adding borders depicting parents of St. John the Baptist - St. Zechariah and St. Elisabeth and by covering the icon in an elaborate gilt silver cover with the halo further decorated with glass crystals. The inscription on the bottom part of the icon is the Orthodox hymn sung during liturgy dedicated to the Beheading of St. John. The icon's cover is stamped with a hallmark of a silversmith Yegor Antipiev in Moscow and 1803 date. 

  • ID# 09-RSMI-3
  • Age Central panel - 18th century, borders and metal cover - ca. 1803
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera and gilding on gessoed wood in gilt silver revetment cover
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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Spectacular theca with relics of 4 Franciscan Martyr Saints of China & Vietnam: St. Gabriel Taurin Dufresse, St. Ignatius Delgado, St. François-Régis Clet & St. Giovanni of Triora 中華殉道聖人

Spectacular theca with relics of 4 Franciscan Martyr Saints of China & Vietnam: St. Gabriel Taurin Dufresse, St. Ignatius Delgado, St. François-Régis Clet & St. Giovanni of Triora 中華殉道聖人

Spectacular silver glass-fronted reliquary decorated with intricate filigree wire ornamentation and housing significant first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relics of four Franciscan Martyr Saints of China and Indo-China Saint Gabriel Taurin Dufresse, Saint Ignatius Delgado y Cebrian,  Saint François-Régis Clet, and Saint Giovanni of Triora Substantial relics are affixed to the background of red silk surrounded by gilt wire and natural pearl ornamentation and identified on separate 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 the Franciscan Order. The reliquary was most likely made shortly after the beatification of the Saints in 1900.

  • ID# 05-RSCR-12
  • Size 6 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in (16 x 12 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Origin Italy
  • Materials Silver
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
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Fine Russian Icon - The Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God

Fine Russian Icon - The Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God

Fine Russian Orthodox icon depicting The Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God, Great Feast of the Eastern Orthodox Church (corresponding to the Western feast of the Assumption) which commemorates the "falling asleep" or death of the Mother of God, and her bodily resurrection before being taken up into Heaven. The Theotokos is depicted lying on a bier, surrounded by the twelve Apostles. At center, Jesus Christ is shown in a golden mandorla, swaddling the soul of the Virgin Mary. To either side of him are depicted the Hieromartyrs Dionysius the Areopagite and Ignatius the God-Bearer who, according to sacred tradition, are responsible for transmitting the account of the dormition. The buildings on the background represent Mary's house and the Temple of Jerusalem. On the lower center the assault of the High Priest is depicted in which the Jewish priest's hands were cut off by the Archangel Michael after he unsuccessfully tried to overturn Mary's brier.

  • ID# 881-RSHI-12
  • Size 12 1/4 in x 10 1/4 in (31 x 26 cm)
  • Age ca. 1800
  • Origin Vladimir region, possibly icon painting village of Mstyora
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross
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Fine Russian Icon - Our Lady of Tikhvin

Fine Russian Icon - Our Lady of Tikhvin

Our Lady of Tikhvin (Tikhvinskaya) is one of the most celebrated and beautiful wonderworking icons of the Mother of God. Traditionally, it is said to be one of the icons painted by Saint Luke the Evangelist and is a contemporary of the Mother of God herself. The appearance of the icon is celebrated on June 26. The icon has a long history. During the Soviet oppression of the Orthodox Church, the original Theotokos of Tikhvin icon was brought to the USA for safekeeping. In 2004 it was transferred back to Russia to return to its home village of Tikhvin. In the iconographic sense, it is a Hodigitria type with the slightly inclined position of the Mother of God toward the Infant, Who is depicted on the left side of the image. The hand of the Mother of God is raised toward her breast as a sign of silent worship of her Son.

  • ID# 384-RSHI-5
  • Size 12 1/4 in x 10 1/4 in (31 x 26 cm)
  • Age ca. 1850s
  • Origin Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gilt and gessoed wood
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross
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Fine Russian Icon - The Beheading of St John the Baptist

Fine Russian Icon - The Beheading of St John the Baptist

Fine Russian Orthodox icon representing the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist, known in Russia as "Saint John the Forerunner". He is the forerunner of Christ, the last of the Old Testament prophets, and the first Christian saint.  A popular and much venerated figure in Orthodox iconography, Saint John was beheaded under the order of King Herod who wished to please Salome, daughter of the king's lover Herodias, whom the Baptist had reproached for her adultery. On the left side, St. John is depicting in prison surrounded by a sharp palisade,in the middle - John bends under the mortal blow dealt by his tormentor, and on the right side - the severed head is delivered to Salome. A tree with an axe recalls the words of John's own prophecy: "Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees." (Luke 3:9)

Three border saints are the Guardian Angel, St. Basil the Great, and St. Venerable Martha, mother of Saint Simeon Stylites.

 

  • ID# 1024-RSHI-6
  • Size 14 x 12 1/2 in (35.5 x 31.5 cm)
  • Age ca. 2nd half of the 19th century
  • Origin Central Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price $3,500
  • Orthodox Cross
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Russian Icon - Presentation of Child Christ to the Temple in silver basma

Russian Icon - Presentation of Child Christ to the Temple in silver basma

Russian Orthodox icon depicting the Presentation of Christ to the Temple - one of the major Orthodox Feasts celebrating Christ's encounter with humanity. . The scene is taking place inside the sanctuarity, where St. Simeon greets Mary, embraces the Child amd prothesies about both: "Jesus will die on the cross and Mary, too, shall have her soul pierced by a sword (Luke 2:34 - 35). The elderly Anna and St. Joseph are pictured standing behind the Mother of God.

  • ID# 708-RSHI-65
  • Size 8 1/4 in x 7 in (21 x 18 cm)
  • Age ca. late 18th century
  • Origin Russia
  • Materials Tempera on wood panel. The border overlaid with a silver basma.
  • Price $2,500
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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Holy Land Pilgrim Icon - the Resurrection of Jesus

Holy Land Pilgrim Icon - the Resurrection of Jesus

The icon is executed on the gold grtound depicting the Savior, blessing with one hand and holding a pendant with an image of a cross in the other, soaring above the empty Tomb with two angels below him. The inscription in Old Slavonic is quoted from the Paschal Troparion - an Orthodox hymn sung during the Easter Orthodox Service: "When you descended to death, O Life Immortal, You slew Hades with the splendor of Your God-Head!"

  • ID# 861-RSHI-3
  • Size 10 1/2 x 8 3/4 in (26.8 x 22.3 cm)
  • Age ca. 19th century
  • Origin Jerusalem, Holy Land
  • Materials Oil and lacquer on gilt and gessoed wood
  • Price $950
  • Orthodox Cross
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Russian Icon - The Resurrection & Orthodox Feasts

Russian Icon - The Resurrection & Orthodox Feasts

The feast of the Resurrection of Jesus, 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

  • ID# 157-106-086-RSSP7-15
  • Size 21 x 17 in (53 x 43 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Origin Provincial Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price $900
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

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