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Russian Icon - Presentation of Child Christ to the Temple in silver basma

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Russian Icon - Presentation of Child Christ to the Temple in silver basma

Russian Orthodox icon depicting the Presentation of Christ to the Temple - one of the major Orthodox Feasts celebrating Christ's encounter with humanity. . The scene is taking place inside the sanctuarity, where St. Simeon greets Mary, embraces the Child amd prothesies about both: "Jesus will die on the cross and Mary, too, shall have her soul pierced by a sword (Luke 2:34 - 35). The elderly Anna and St. Joseph are pictured standing behind the Mother of God.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 708-RSHI-65
  • Size: 8 1/4 in x 7 in (21 x 18 cm)
  • Age: ca. late 18th century
  • Origin: Russia
  • Materials: Tempera on wood panel. The border overlaid with a silver basma.
  • Price: $2,500
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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