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Pair of Russian Icons - Our Lady of Smolensk & St. Nicholas of Myra

Pair of Russian Icons - Our Lady of Smolensk & St. Nicholas of Myra

A scarce matching pair of so called wedding icons. Traditionally, the wedding pair consisted of an image of Our Lady of Kazan and Christ Pantocrator, but regional variations existed, such as this one depicting Our Lady of Smolensk & St. Nicholas of Myra. The St. Nicholas' icon would have been presented to the newleweds by the family of a groom, and the icon of the Theotokos by the family of the bride. the wedding pair was kept in the family through the entire life serving as the nucleus of the family praying corner. 
  • ID# 1363-012-114-SP2
  • Size 8 3/4 x 7 inches (22 x 17.5 cm)
  • Age ca. 1890
  • Origin Central Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on tooled, silvered and gessoed wood panel
  • Price $1,500 for a pair
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

c.1700 Monumental Triptych-Kuzov with an Icon of the Mother of God & Selected Feasts

A monumental triptych-kuzov centered with an icon of the Passion of the Mother of God and selected Orthodox feasts, Moscow, circa 1670- 1700. The ogee-shaped surmount contains an image of the Trinity with cherubim, seraphim, the Deisis, and symbols of the Evangelists and is held in place with a stepped gilt or painted wood frame. The flanking doors are set with a split scene of the Annunciation in the uppermost, half-ogee form registers. The left door is further set with an icon of the Anastasis above the Nativity of Christ; the right with the Transfiguration above the Dormition of the … More
  • ID# 52-73-SS-75
  • Size Closed: 24 x 14 inches (61 x 35.5 cm). Central icon: 12 x 10 1⁄4 inches. (31.5 x 27.5 cm)
  • Age Late 17th century, ca. 1670 - 1700
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Wood, egg tempera, gilding, gesso, gilded silver, leather, iron, silk brocade, mica
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

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

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
  • Size 13 1/2 x 11 in (34 x 28 cm)
  • 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

Russian Icon - St. Prophet Elijah & St. Righteous Elizabeth in gilt silver and enamel revetment cover

The icon is depicting two highly venerated Orthodox Saints: St. Prophet Elijah and St. Righteous Elizabeth, Mother of St. John the Baptist. The icon is covered by a fine gilt-silver revetment cover with halos and corners embellished by polychrome enamels. The icon is fully hallmarked with ca. 1908-1917 marks for the city of Moscow and maker's mark СГ (SG) for a famous and prolific Moscow silversmith Semyon Galkin.
  • ID# 1081-015-146-SP2
  • Size 10 1/2 x 9 inches (27 x 23 cm)
  • Age ca. 1908-1917
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials oil on gessoed wood in gilt silver and enameled revetment cover. Original velvet backing
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

17-century Large and Fine Russian Icon - The New Testament Trinity

Large icon depicting the New Testament Trinity of Jesus Christ, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit above. Jesus is pictured on the left seated with a closed book of the Gospels, God the Father as the venerable old white-bearded man on the right, between them the traditional Russian eight-pointed cross. Above them the Holy Spirit appears as a dove in divine light. 
  • ID# 1993-RSHGI-31
  • Size (44.8 x 37.2 cm)
  • Age ca. 17th century
  • Origin Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on parcel gilt and gessoed wooden panel
  • Price $9,775
  • Orthodox Cross

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

ca. 1600 Fine Russian Icon - Christ's Resurrection & Descent into the Hades

The icon is depicting Christ's Descent Into Hades and Anastasis (Resurrection). Christ is shown in two scenes – above in the act of Resurrection and below 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# 1333-RSHGI-19
  • Size 12 3/4 x 10 1/3 inches (32.3 x 26,3 cm)
  • Age ca. 1600
  • Origin Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on parcel gilt and gessoed wooden panel with kovcheg
  • Price $7,750
  • Orthodox Cross

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

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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