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Russian 18th Century Triptych Icon - Mary Magdalene with St. Nicholas of Myra & St. Alexander, Patriarch of Constantinople

A triptych icon of Mary Magdalene flanked by St. Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra and St. Alexander, Patriarch of Constantinople, with silver revetment covers, master PES, Moscow, 1780, set within a brass case with pierced ogee-shaped surmount with the cross and scrolling ornament over a red brocade silk ground. All three saints shown at full length and finely painted. The robes of SS Alexander and Nicholas with fine, scrolling gilt floral ornament. The silver revetment covers with chased and repoussé with realistic landscape receding into space below the horizon line and engraved with scrolling floral ornament. The apertures are set with cable borders, the halos with beaded and cable ornament. 

Marks: Struck on central and right panels with Cyrillic maker’s mark PES of an unknown maker and on a central panel with Moscow hallmark dated 1780 (Postnikova-Loseva no. 1987). 

Additional Info

  • ID#: 17-26-SSI-4
  • Size: 13 x 11 3⁄4 in. (33 x 29.5 cm) open; 13 x 6 1⁄2 in. (33 x 16.5 cm) closed
  • Age: ca. 1780
  • Origin: Moscow, Russia
  • Materials: silver, brass, silk, egg tempera on wood
  • Price: Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

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