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Russian Icon - Miracle of St. Michael Archangel with Saints Flaurus and Lorus

The icon depicts the Miracle of Saint Michael the Archangel, when the angel teaches the two brothers Saints Florus and Laurus how to control horses and understand their language. The center figure depicts the Archangel Michael standing with the Holy Mandylion in his arms flanked by Saints Florus and Laurus shown on the second row. The scene is complimented by five additional selected saints: (front row) Saint Modest, Patriarch of Jerusalem and Blaise, Bishop of Sebastia, (behind Saints Florus and Laurus) Saint Basil the Great, Saint Anastasia and Saint Mary of Egypt. 

Saints Florus and St Laurus were worshipped in Russia as the patron saints of horses. The Russian Orthodox Church commemorates the two brothers on 18/31 August, when horses were traditionally decorated with garlands of flowers and even blessed in special church services held in their honor.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 21-78-60-SP6-9
  • Size: 14 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (37 x 30 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1900
  • Origin: Icon painting village of Kholui
  • Materials: Egg tempera on silvered and gessoed wood
  • Price: $80020% off$640
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