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Russian icon - The Descent Into Hades and Resurrection

The large icon depicts the Descent Into Hades and the Resurrection (Anastasis). Christ is shown in two scenes – above in the act of Resurrection and below in his descent into Hades, breaking down the doors of Hell, binding Satan and rescuing Adam and Eve. Behind them follow the kings, the prophets, and the righteous of the Old Testament,  David and Solomon wearing the crowns, John the Baptist with the scroll in hand. Feast day: Easter Sunday.
  • ID# 22-VHL-156
  • Size 20 1/2 x 16 1/3 in (52.5 x 41.5 cm)
  • Age ca. 19th century
  • Materials Egg tempera and gilding on wood.
  • Price Price upon request

Russian church icon - Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian from Iconostasis

Large church icon depicting Apostle and Evangelist Saint John the Theologian, from the Apostles row of iconostasis. The saint is depicted full-figured, turned left, toward the center of iconostasis, holding a closed book of Gospels in his hand. He is identified in Old Slavonic as "Saint John, Apostle and Theologian." The icon is painted in traditional manner with great detail on the head and hands typical for the Moscow school of iconography at the turn of the 18th century. 
  • ID# 38-VHL-135
  • Size 37 1/2 x 14 1/2 in (95.5 x 36.5 cm)
  • Age ca. 1700
  • Origin Moscow
  • Materials Egg tempera and gilding on gessoed wood
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian icon - Orthodox Feasts with Descent Into Hades and Resurrection

The icon consists of sixteen smaller registers depicting Principal Orthodox feasts centered around a larger images of Descent Into Hades and the Resurrection (Anastasis) of Christ. The Feasts shown in smaller registers (starting top left clockwise) are: the Nativity of Mary, Presentation of Mary at the Temple, the Old Testament Trinity, the Annunciation, the Nativity of Christ, Baptism of Christ, the Trasfiguration, the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, the Elevation of the Cross, the Protection of the Virgin Mary, Saint Prophet Elijah and his Fiery Acsention, the Beheading of St John the Baptist, the Resurrection of Lazarus, the Ascention of … more
  • ID# 33-VHL-125
  • Size 21 x 17 1/2 in (54 x 44 cm)
  • Age ca. 19th century
  • Origin Central Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera and gilding on gessoed wood
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian icon - Saint Nicholas of Zaraisk

The icon depicts Saint Nicholas of Zaraisk, the iconographic type characteristic of Russia, with Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker shown as Holy Hierarch of Zaraisk. Full-length Nicholas in Bishop's clothes shown blessing with his right hand and holding a book of Gospels in his left hand. Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary offering a bishop’s omofor, both in Heavens are shown behind him.
  • ID# 37-VHL-9
  • Size 12 1/2 x 10 1/2 in (31.5 x 27 cm)
  • Age ca. 17th century
  • Origin Moscow region
  • Materials Egg tempera on gilt and gessoed wood
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian icon - Four Holy Metropolitans of Moscow, Interceptors for All Russia

The icon depicts Four Sainted Metropolitans of Moscow, Holy Patrons of the City of Moscow and Interceptors for All Russia with two monastic border saints. The saints identified as Saint Peter the Metropolitan, Saint Alexis the Metropolitan, Saint Jonah of Moscow, and Saint Philip the Metropolitan. They are depicted frontally, full-figured, dressed in archbishops' clothes and holding closed books of Gospels in their left hands while blessing with the right. On their heads Peter and Alexis wearing the Metropolitain's Klobuk, Jonah and Philip wearing the mitres adorned with precious gems.  The icon is dating to 19th century painted in the style of the 17th century. Provenance: 2007 … more
  • ID# 36-VHL-85
  • Size (31 x 26 cm)
  • Age ca. 19th century
  • Materials Egg tempera on gilt and gessoed wood
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian icon - The Descent Into Hades and Resurrection

The icon depicts the Descent Into Hades and the Resurrection (Anastasis). Christ is shown in two scenes – above in the act of Resurrection and below in his descent into Hades, breaking down the doors of Hell, binding Satan and rescuing Adam and Eve. Behind them follow the kings, the prophets, and the righteous of the Old Testament,  David and Solomon wearing the crowns, John the Baptist with the scroll in hand. Feast day: Easter Sunday.
  • ID# 04-VHL-61
  • Size 12 1/4 in x 10 1/2 in (31 cm x 26.5 cm)
  • Age ca. 19th century
  • Materials Egg tempera and gilding on gessoed wood
  • Price Price upon request

Russian icon - Our Savior of Smolensk image of Christ

The icon depicts Our Savior of Smolensk, the iconographic type of Jesus Christ represented as the enthroned Pantocrator – full figured with his right hand raised in a blessing gesture and his right hand holding opened book of Gospels. He is flanked by the Virgin Mary and Saint John the Baptist and surrounded by the Arngels and Apostles. To either side of Him, kneeling in prayer at His feet, are Saint Sergius of Radonezh and the Venerable Barlaam of Khutyn. Above them is God the Father in Heavens depicted in a half-circle protruding from the upper center into the border area.  … more
  • ID# 34-VHL-5
  • Size 12 1/4 x 10 1/2 in (31 x 26.5 cm)
  • Age ca. 19th century
  • Origin Central Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera and gilding on gessoed wood
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian icon - Saint Paraskevi & Two Hermit Saints: St Opuphrius & St Peter of Athos. 

Russian icon depicting Saint Paraskevi of Iconium and Two Ascetic Hermit Saints: Saint Opuphrius and Saint Peter of Athos. The saints are depicted frontally, full-figured, with Christ shown above, blessing them from Heaven. They are identified in Old Slavonic above their heads. 
  • ID# 39-VHL-49
  • Size 13 3/4 x 12 1/4 in (35 x 31 cm)
  • Age ca. 19th century
  • Materials Egg tempera on gilt and gessoed wood
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - Calendar icon for the month of November

This icon was a part of a 12-icon set of menological (annual) Calendar icons and represents the month of November.  Known as synaxaria (monthly), twelve monthly panels of the Calendar icons are exhibited in the church one at a time on a special lectern called the analogion and depict images of saints arranged chronologically according to their feast days in alteration with the movable liturgical feasts as they distributed in the Orthodox calendar for one specific month. Although, most saints are represented standing, martyrs are usually depicted at the moment of their martyrdom. The images are arranged in four rows, … more
  • ID# 03-VHL-63
  • Size 13 3/4 x 15 3/4 in (35 x 49 cm)
  • Age ca. first half of the 19th century
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price Price upon request

Russian icon - Saint Unmercenary Healers Cosmas and Damian

Saints Cosmas and Damian (Greek: Κοσμάς και Δαμιανός) (also written Kosmas and Damianos) (died ca. 287) were twin brothers, physicians, and early Christian martyrs born in Cilicia, part of today's Turkey. They practiced their profession in the seaport of Ayas, Adana, then in the Roman province of Syria. Accepting no payment for their services led to them being named "Ανάργυροι" (Unmercenary); it has been said that, by this, they attracted many to the Christian faith. Traditionally, Saints Cosmas and Damian are the holy patrons of doctors and persons of Medical profession.
  • ID# 10-VHL-58
  • Size 12 1/4 in x 10 1/2 in (31 cm x 26.5 cm)
  • Age ca. 19th century
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price Price upon request

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