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Russian Icon - Saints Florus and Laurus, Patrons of Horses

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Russian Icon - Saints Florus and Laurus, Patrons of Horses

Twin brothers Saints Florus and Laurus are venerated as Christian martyrs buried alive in an empty well for their faith in the 2nd century. They are considered to be the holy patrons of horses in Russia and on their Feast day the Russian peasants lead their horses around the church to honor the Saints.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 686-HGI-67
  • Size: 12 1/4 x 10 1/2 in (30.6 x 26 cm)
  • Age: ca. 19th century
  • Origin: Russia
  • Materials: Egg tempera on gilt and gessoed wood
  • Price: $2,750
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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