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Fine 17c. Russian Icon - Our Lady of the Sign in gilt silver revetment cover

Fine 17c. Russian Icon - Our Lady of the Sign in gilt silver revetment cover

Our Lady of the Sign is one of the most beloved Russian miracleworking 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 … More
  • ID# 04-01-01-065-SP1
  • Size 12 1/4 x 10 1/4 in (31 x 26 cm)
  • Age icon - 17th century, revetment cover - ca. 1900-1908
  • 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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18-century Fine Russian Icon - St. Michael the Archangel, Chief Commander of the Heavenly Host

18-century Fine Russian Icon - St. Michael the Archangel, Chief Commander of the Heavenly Host

The Holy Archangel Michael is one of the most celebrated of the Angels called the Archistrategos, or chief commander, of all the bodiless 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 … More
  • ID# 1482-RSDI-28
  • Size 12 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches (31.5 x 26 cm)
  • Age ca. end of the 18th century
  • Origin Northern Russia
  • Materials egg tempera and parcel gilding on gessoed wood with kovcheg
  • Price $8,000
  • Orthodox Cross
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17-century Fine Russian Icon - Saints Zosima and Sabbatius, Founders of the Solovetsky Monastery in silver basma frame

17-century Fine Russian Icon - Saints Zosima and Sabbatius, Founders of the Solovetsky Monastery in silver basma frame

Saints Zosima and Sabbatius, highly venerated Orthodox monastic saints, were founders of the Solovetsky Monastery, a fortified monastery located on the Solovetsky Islands in the White Sea in northern Russia. The Saints are depicted full-figured, facing each other, praying to Christ in the heavens above. St. Zosima is depicted on the left holding a scroll with a traditional text "Do not grieve, brethren, but by this understand, if the essence of my deeds before God will be pleasing, then our monastery will not fail."
  • ID# 1909-RSDI-18
  • Size 12 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches (31.5 x 25 cm)
  • Age ca. 17th century
  • Origin Northern Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in silver basma frame
  • Price $8,000
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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17-century Fine Russian Icon - Our Lady of Smolensk

17-century Fine Russian Icon - Our Lady of Smolensk

Finely executed image of Our Lady of Smolensk. Christ's himation is decorated with intense chrysigraphy. The background is stripped to gesso.  Our Lady of Smolensk is the name of an ancient miracle-working icon and one of the most highly venerated icons in Russia. According to 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 … More
  • ID# 421-RSDI-25
  • Size 11 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches (30 x 26 cm)
  • Age ca. 17th century
  • Origin Central Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on wood panel with kovcheg
  • Price $7,500
  • Orthodox Cross
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18-century Fine Russian Icon - Holy Apostle and Evangelist St. John the Theologian in Silence in silver basma

18-century Fine Russian Icon - Holy Apostle and Evangelist St. John the Theologian in Silence in silver basma

The icon depicts Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian in silence. The Apostle John is shown in the later years, as the elder “Theologian” holding the Gospel in his hands. To his left, an angel is shown whispering the Gospel into John’s ear, yet the Apostle does not look to him but casts his eyes down in contemplation. To his right - an eagle, an animal seen as the king of the birds, traditionally symbolizing St. John. The Saint’s right hand is raised up, making the sign of the cross over his mouth, guarding it lest he was to … More
  • ID# 1609-RSDI-18
  • Size 15 x 13 1/4 inches (38 x 33.5 cm)
  • Age ca. 18th century
  • Origin Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in silver basma frame
  • Price $7,500
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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17-century Fine Russian Icon - St. Michael the Archangel

17-century Fine Russian Icon - St. Michael the Archangel

The Holy Archangel Michael is one of the most celebrated of the Angels called the Archistrategos, or chief commander, of all the bodiless 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. The Archangel is depicted full-bodied wearing a suit of armor with a red cape with the image of Christ not made by human hands above … More
  • ID# 1501-RSDI-24
  • Size 12 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches (31.5 x 26.5 cm)
  • Age ca. 17th century
  • Origin Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood with kovcheg
  • Price $7,000
  • Orthodox Cross
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18-century Fine Russian Icon - The Adoration of the Magi in silver basma frame

18-century Fine Russian Icon - The Adoration of the Magi in silver basma frame

The icon is depicting the Adoration of the Magi (also known as Adoration of the Kings). The three Magi, represented as kings, having found Jesus by following a star, lay before him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, and worship him. It is related in the Bible by Matthew 2:11: "On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their … More
  • ID# 1132-RSDI-105
  • Size 12 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches (31.5 cm x 29 cm)
  • Age ca. 18th century
  • Origin Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in silver basma frame
  • Price SOLD!
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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18-century Fine Russian Icon - Savior of Smolensk

18-century Fine Russian Icon - Savior of Smolensk

The Savior of Smolensk is the iconographic type of Jesus Christ in which he is represented full-bodied as the Pantocrator – in a frontal position, with his right hand raised in a blessing gesture and his right hand holding a Gospel book. Vintage Estonian export stamp on the backside. 
  • ID# 878-RSDI-14
  • Size 14 1/2 x 10 inches (37 x 25.5 cm)
  • Age ca. 18th century
  • Origin Icon painting village of Palekh, Russia
  • Materials egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price SOLD!
  • Orthodox Cross
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18-century Fine Russian Icon - Descent into Hell & 4 Saints: St Martyr Cyprian, St James the Greater, St. Alexy, Metropolitan of Moscow & St. Martyress Eudocia

18-century Fine Russian Icon - Descent into Hell & 4 Saints: St Martyr Cyprian, St James the Greater, St. Alexy, Metropolitan of Moscow & St. Martyress Eudocia

The icon is depicting four chosen saints shown full-figured in two facing pairs: on the left - and Saint Martyr Cyprian and Saint James the Greater, on the right - St. Alexy, Metropolitan of Moscow and St. Martyress Eudocia. Above them, in the upper center, there is an image of Christ's Descent Into Hell. Christ is shown breaking down the doors of Hell, binding Satan and rescuing Adam and Eve.
  • ID# 1993-RSDI-55
  • Size 13 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches (34.5 x 29 cm)
  • Age ca. 18th century
  • Origin Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price $3,750
  • Orthodox Cross
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Russian Icon - Holy Apostle and Evangelist Saint John the Theologian from the Royal Doors

Russian Icon - Holy Apostle and Evangelist Saint John the Theologian from the Royal Doors

The icon depicts Holy Apostle and Evangelist Saint John the Theologian. The Apostle John is painted in a realistic manner and shown as a young man in a process of writing the Gospel. To his left, an eagle - a king of birds, that traditionally symbolized St. John. The round shape of the icon alludes to that it was originally a part of the Royal Doors of an iconostasis. The composition and a style of painting closely resembles an iconographic portrait of St. John the Theologian painted in 1809 by a famous Russian artist Vladimir Borovikovsky for the Royal Doors … More
  • ID# 266-1009-043-057-SP1
  • Size 13 1/2 inches (34 cm) in diameter
  • Age ca. 1850s
  • Origin St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price $2,750
  • Orthodox Cross

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