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Russian Icon - Savior of Smolensk in silver revetment cover

An icon of the Savior of Smolensk in a gilded silver oklad revetment cover, Ivan Zakharov, Moscow, 1868, held in a glazed wood kiot shadow frame. The icon showing the Savior at full length with figures of the Venerable Sergius of Radonezh (left) and the Venerable Varlaam of Khutyn (right). His robes are chased and engraved in imitation of draped cloth and His applied halo pierced and engraved. The oklad’s borders are cast and chased with scrolling vines against a stippled ground.

Marks: Struck on the lower border and at lower left on the halo with maker’s mark, Moscow hallmarks with 84 silver standard (.875).

Condition: The icon with numerous minor areas of loss, inpainting, and discoloration. The oklad with minor dings, primarily to the borders.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 14-21-SSI-6
  • Size: 12 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄4 in. (31.8 × 26 cm)
  • Age: ca. Mid-19th century, the oklad, 1868
  • Origin: Moscow, Russia
  • Materials: Gilded silver, egg tempera and gesso on wood panel, wood, glass
  • Price: Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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