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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

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 … More
  • 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

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

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 to 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 … More
  • ID# 1314-RSHG-14
  • Size 12 x 10 1/4 in (30 x 26 cm)
  • Age ca. 18th century
  • Materials Tempera on wood panel. The haloes gilded.
  • Price $4,000
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - Saint Paraskevi of Iconium, Patron of the Holy Matrimony

Saint Paraskevi of Iconium (also known as Paraskeva Pyatnitsa) is venerated as a Christian virgin martyr. Her parents were Christian, and Paraskevi was named as such (the name means “Friday” in Greek) because she was baptized on a Friday and because Friday was the day of Christ's Passion. She became a preacher, and according to tradition, converted Emperor Antoninus Pius to Christianity, but, subsequently martyred at Iconium during the persecutions of Diocletian. Saint Paraskevi-Pyatnitsa developed a personality and functions of her own on Russian soil. She is traditionally depicted as an ascetic figure wearing the red of martyrdom. Paraskevi is … More
  • ID# 533-RSHG-125
  • Size 12 x 10 in (30 x 25 cm)
  • Age ca. 18th century
  • Materials Egg tempera and gilding on gessoed wood
  • Price $3,750
  • Orthodox Cross

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 … More
  • 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

Russian Icon - The Resurrection & Orthodox Feasts with Evangelists

Fine icon is painted on the gold ground and depicting 12 Orthodox feasts centered around scenes of Christ's Descent into the Hades and the Resurrection. Four evangelists depicted in the corners. The borders are decorated with tooled ornamentation imitating precious enamels. Very good state of preservation. 
  • ID# 06-RSMIS-8
  • Size 14 x 12 inches (30.5 x 35.5 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Origin Syzdal
  • Materials Egg tempera on gilt, tooled and gessoed wood
  • Price $3,200
  • Orthodox Cross

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 … More
  • ID# 896-RSHG-11
  • Size 12 1/4 x 10 in (31 x 26 cm)
  • Age ca. early 19th century
  • Materials Tempera on wood panel with kovcheg.
  • Price $3,000
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - Coronation of the Virgin Mary, Mother of God

The icon is depicting the Virgin Mary in Heaven being crowned by Christ and God the Father with a dove above them comprisit the New Testament Trinity. 
  • ID# 262-105-108-SP6-28
  • Size 19 x 20 in (48 x 51 cm)
  • Age ca. 1880's
  • Materials Egg tempera and gilding on gessoed wood
  • Price $2,500
  • Orthodox Cross

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 $2,250
  • Orthodox Cross

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