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Russian Icon - the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

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Russian Icon - the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The icon depicts the Exaltation of the Cross - on the most important feasts of the Orthodox liturgical year established around the relic of the True Cross, found by Saint Helen and kept in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. In the center are Bishop Macarius raising the Cross with the help of two deacons. Empress Helen is depicted on the left side of the group. 

Additional Info

  • ID#: 233-038-057-SP1
  • Size: 13 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches (35 x 30 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1870
  • Origin: Central Russia
  • Materials: Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price: SOLD!
  • Orthodox Cross

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