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

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

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
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17-century Fine Russian Icon - St. John the Baptist (Forerunner), Angel of the Desert

17-century Fine Russian Icon - St. John the Baptist (Forerunner), Angel of the Desert

The icon depicts Saint John the Forerunner in the iconography of "the Angel of the desert". Saint John the Forerunner depicted full-figured wearing a mantle over his ascetic penitential shirt of camel hair. He looks like an Angel with wavy hair and wings holding in his right hand a chalice with his own lifeless body and a scroll with the beginning of verse from Matthew 3:2 "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." St. John is depicted as an "earthly Angel" and a "heavenly man" according  to the hymnography of the Church for his feast. His red wings … More
  • ID# 1167-RSHGI-115
  • Size 12 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches (31 x 29 cm)
  • Age ca. 17th century
  • Origin Central Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on parcel gilt and gessoed wooden panel
  • Price $5,750
  • Orthodox Cross
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Russian Icon - Our Lady of Kazan

Russian Icon - Our Lady of Kazan

Our Lady of Kazan is a holy icon of the highest stature within the Russian Orthodox Church. It is 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 … More
  • ID# 217-1009-032-114-SP1
  • Size 12 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches (31 x 26 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Origin Central Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gilt, tooled, & gessoed wood
  • Price $2,500
  • Orthodox Cross
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Russian Icon - Christ Pantocrator in gilt silver revetment cover

Russian Icon - Christ Pantocrator in gilt silver revetment cover

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 remained a central icon of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Christ is depicted half-length, holding the Gospels in his left hand and making the blessing … More
  • ID# 218-1009-032-115-SP1
  • Size 10 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches (26 x 22 cm)
  • Age hallmarked ca. 1885
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera and gessoed wood in gilt silver cover
  • Price $1,750
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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Russian Icon - Christ Pantocrator

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 … More
  • ID# 199-1009-028-140-SP1
  • Size 12 1/4 x 10 inches (31 x 25 cm)
  • Age ca. 1870s
  • Origin Central Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on parcel gilt and gessoed wooden panel
  • Price $1,200
  • Orthodox Cross
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Russian Icon - Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra

Russian Icon - Saint 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, … More
  • ID# 200-1009-028-142-SP1
  • Size 11 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches (30 x 26 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Origin Provincial Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on tooled and gessoed wooden panel
  • Price $1,200
  • Orthodox Cross
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Russian Icon - Joy to All Who Sorrow Mother of God

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 famous 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 the 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 … More
  • ID# 202-1009-028-152-SP1
  • Size 13 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches (35 x 31 cm)
  • Age ca. 1880s
  • Origin Central Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wooden panel
  • Price $975
  • Orthodox Cross
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Russian Icon - Our Lady of Vladimir

Russian Icon - Our Lady of Vladimir

Our Lady of Vladimir is one of the most highly venerated Orthodox icons and a typical example of Byzantine iconography. The original 12th-century icon survived and is displayed in the Tretyakov Gallery museum in Moscow. Even more than most famous icons, the original has been copied repeatedly for centuries and many copies now have considerable artistic and religious significance of their own. The icon is a version of the Eleusa (Tenderness) type, with the Christ child snuggling up to his mother's cheek. The venerated image was used to celebrate the coronations of tsars, the elections of patriarchs, and other important … More
  • ID# 219-1009-032-117-SP1
  • Size 11 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches (30 x 26 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Origin Central Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gilt, tooled, and gessoed wood
  • Price $975
  • Orthodox Cross
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Russian Icon - The Holy Mandylion, Image of Christ Not Made by Human Hands

Russian Icon - The Holy Mandylion, Image of Christ Not Made by Human Hands

The Holy Mandylion icon represents the 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 that miraculously bore the image of His face. This image of Christ preserved on the face cloth … More
  • ID# 201-1009-028-144-SP1
  • Size 12 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches (31 x 27 cm)
  • Age ca. 1880
  • Origin Central Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gilt and gessoed wooden panel
  • Price $975
  • Orthodox Cross

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