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Russian Icon - The Exaltation of the True Lifegiving Cross

The icon depicts the Exaltation of the Cross - on the the most important feasts of the Orthodox liturgical year established around the relic of the True Cross, found by Saint Helen and kept in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. In the center is Bishop Macarius and another Bishop raising the Cross to four cardinal points with the help of two deacons. The empress Helena and her son the emperor Constantine are flanking the group. 

Additional Info

  • ID#: 56-77-68-SP6-85
  • Size: 14 1/2 x 12 1/2 in (37 x 32 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1900
  • Materials: Egg tempera on gessoed wood.
  • Price: $750
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