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    Archangel Michael. 1660-1670. Moscow Kremlin.
    Simon Ushakov.

     

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    The Gold Easter 2019!

     

     

     The icons were carefully selected and each of them is extremely interesting. We hope You enjoy the viewing and purchasing icons from the Golden Easter collection.

     

     

     

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    Russian Icon Gallery team.

     

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1051n.jpg "The Virgin of Kazan"
18th century, circa 1750
Size: 31 x 26 x 2,2cm.
Technique & Material: board, gesso, egg distemper, drying oil.
Description: classical style of first half of 18th century. An indicative detail in a sense of dating is the shape of the ark and two-color nimbus, as well as the paleography of the inscriptions.
The icon is painted in a laconic manner on an olive background. Painting is highly professional, - it is obvious from looking on the faces.
Ideal state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 854.-
Sold 1074n.jpg "The Virgin of Smolensk"
19th century. Middle Russia
Technique & Material: board, gesso, silver leaf with engraving, tempera, epydium paints on the borders.
Description: The Virgin of Smolensk is one of the most famous and honored icons in Orthodox faith. It is related to the iconographic type “Odigitria – The Guide”, which was born in Byzantium. An excellent and bright icon, the face of the Virgin is gentle and merciful, painted in ochre tones, with multilayer placement of tempera paint.
Ideal state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Sold 1090n.jpg St. Nicholas “Winter”
19th century. St. Petersburg?
Size: 31,5 x 26 x 2,5cm.
Technique & Material: board, gesso, egg distemper, drying oil.
Description: The image is painted in so-called academic manner and has an ordered character. The last feature is seen from the depiction of saints on the borders: at the top part there is St. Maria and St. Vasily, - the patrons of the customer. High level of painting. A festive icon in a practically ideal state of preservation.
Ideal state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 811.-
Sold 1091n.jpg "Unexpected Joy – The Holy Virgin"
Circa 1800. Old Believer icon painter
Technique & Material: board with an ark, gesso, egg distemper, drying oil.
Description: Old Russian canonic style of 16th century. High class of iconography. The special feature of this artistic interpretation of the subject is in the pose of a praying – he is standing at the Virgin on the knees with hands stretched towards Her image. This icon is a good example of pure canonic iconography, - even the relations of sizes of figures, depicted on the icon, to each other, thus, the figure of the saint is always bigger than the rest of the figures. The term perspective was not known and utilized in Russia before 18th century. In visionary plane we see a repenting sinner and the Holy Virgin with the Infant, - their physical dimensions are incomparable, what reflects their spiritual difference.
Ideal state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 999.-
Sold 1102n.jpg "The Virgin of Kazan"
Circa 1800
Size: cm.
Technique & Material: board with an ark, gesso, egg distemper, drying oil.
Description: The icon is painted in Old-Believer iconographer with strict accordance to canon, the painting is multi-layered, what speaks for high level of master’s skill. Although the icon is not that bright and vivid, - its beauty is in combination of subtle tones, even the assist on the clothes is made with silver, instead of usual gold. The icon spreads heavenly calmness and mercy. The face of the Virgin is just the perfection.
Ideal state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 854.-
Sold 1103n.jpg "The Holy Face"
18th century. Ural
Technique & Material: board, gesso, egg distemper, drying oil.
Description: Quite a rare “cosmic” interpretation of the composition, where the face of Jesus Christ is painted inside of a sphere, instead of “flat” depiction on a plane. There are archangels in the top corners. The bottom area has an inscription – “this icon was renewed in 1898 by A. Beltkov, in St. Petersburg”. The term “renewed” means cleaning and most probably renovation of sphere-nimbus, obviously after the loss of gold.
Perfect state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Sold 1105n1.jpg “Apostles Peter and Mark” (full height icons)
Late 16th - early 17th century, Moscow
Size: 42.5 x 116 x 3cm.
Technique & Material: board, gesso, egg distemper, drying oil.
Description: Highest level of painting. Absolutely unique work of Old-Russian art. Ideal state of preservation. Museum importance. Additional info and images will be provided upon a request.
Ideal state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 25000.- for pair
Reserved 1105n2.jpg “Apostles Peter and Mark” (full height icons)
Late 16th - early 17th century, Moscow
Size: 42.5 x 116 x 3cm.
Technique & Material: board, gesso, egg distemper, drying oil.
Description: Highest level of painting. Absolutely unique work of Old-Russian art. Ideal state of preservation. Museum importance. Additional info and images will be provided upon a request.
Ideal state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 25000.- for pair
Reserved 1107n.jpg "Twelve Feasts with Resurrection and Descent into Hell"
18th century
Size: 37 x 44.5 x 4cm.
Technique & Material: board, gesso, egg distemper, drying oil.
Description: magnificent as in the terms of execution, as well as by the subject. The icon is painted in a traditional manner with light influence of baroque style. The interpretation of the subject is extended – The Resurrection mark is supplemented by the Descent into Hell, where the entry to the hell is depicted as the red jaws with canines. Also there is a subject, where Savior saves Apostle Peter from the water when he doubted and began to sink. The top part of the middle area depicts Old Testament Trinity. The bottom row has an unusual scene – The Glorification of the Virgin, enthroned and surrounded by angels. The icon was painted by an individual order.
Good state of preservation. Collection level.
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 1711.-
Sold 1109nn.jpg "Three part icon"
18th century Ural. Nevyansk school. The city of Nevyansk
Size: 25 x 30 x 2cm.
Technique & Material: board, gesso, gilt, egg distemper, drying oil.
Description: images of the Virgin - top row: The Joy and Affection and The Worshipped Mother.
The bottom row: St. Naum, Timophei, Stephan, Archangel Michael, Paisy, Flor and Lavr.
The icon is a work of art of Nevyansk school, probably the most well-known Ural school, due to their professionalism and variety of subjects.
The images of the Virgin on this icon are very rare, same as the saints in the bottom row, what speaks about production of this icon by a special order. Most probably, it was for the family, where the saints were the patrons of family members. There used to be rich industrialists – Old Believers, who could afford ordering the icons of that level.
High Resolution Images: fragments
Ideal state of preservation. Collection specimen
Price: EUR 1621.- 1115n.jpg "The Virgin of Bogolyubov"
Circa 1750. Moscow
Technique & Material: board, gesso, egg distemper, drying oil.
Description: Very thin and highly professional painting. Even the smallest details reflect precise work, - geometrically correct architecture of the temple, every face of the praying man is carefully painted and have its own individuality and character.
The Virgin of Bogolyubov is one of the oldest icons of the Holy Virgin, it was created in 1157, by an order of the duke Andrew of Bogolyubov. Iconography of this subject goes back to the Byzantine type “The Defender” (Agiosoritiss), who prayed for the salvation of humankind. The image of Bogolyubov depicts the Holy Virgin in full height, holding a scroll with a text of a prayer in Her hand, and the top part of the icon has the image of Jesus Christ.
Veneration of the icon as miracle-working is related to the Moscow period of Russian history. In the beginning of 15th century the icon was brought to Moscow, most probably for restoration, and since that time it became famous as a miracle icon. In 16-17th century were especially honored the icons of The Virgin of Bogolyubov with the people on their knees, and such interpretation is called “Prayer About the People”. In 18-19th centuries locally popular icons of the icon were in numerous churches, in 1771 during the epidemic of plague the icon was prayed to send rescue from the dreadful disease.
Perfect state of preservation. Rare collection exemplar
High Resolution Images: fragments
Sold 1117n.jpg "The Holy Face"
Second half of 18th century. Circa 1800. St. Petersburg
Size: cm.
Technique & Material: board, gesso, egg distemper, mixed technique, drying oil.
Setting – brass and embossing
Description: Very high class of icon painting, it is obvious that the icon painter has virtuously mastered both traditional canonic and secular portrait techniques. An unusual icon, the sight of Savior rivets attention by its mystical shrillness.
Ideal state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 1036.-
Sold 1894n.jpg "The God Almighty"
19th century. Mstera
Size: 6.5 x 30.6 x 2.6cm
Technique & Material: board with 2 dowels and ark, gesso, tempera, silver leaf, drying oil.
Description: A strict and laconic image of the Savior is painted on a highest professional level. The painter achieved a tremendous deepness of the image. Thin and elegant features of the face are shaded by the gorgeous silver of the nimbus. The shiny threads of the silver assist are dispersing and curling, making up a very complex beaming plane. This very extraordinary feature of the icon was characteristic for the Mstera icon workshop.
Very good state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments

Sold 1lk.jpg "Savior – Emmanuil"
Circa 1529
Technique & Material: Board with an ark, silver leaf, tempera, drying oil
Good state of preservation, highest level of painting, rarest subject
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 2271.-
Sold 337n.jpg "Saint Martyr Ekaterina"
18th century. St. Petersburg
Technique & Material: board, gesso, egg distemper, drying oil.
setting: brass, embossing, engraving, gilding over crowns.
Description: The icon is painted in “capital” manner. Saint martyr Ekaterina was the daughter of Egyptian ruler Const, during the rule of Emperor Maximian (305 – 313 A.D.). Living in the capital – the center of Ellyn scholarship and having beautiful appearance, she mastered the works of best antique philosophers and scholars. Young men from the best families sought for the hand of magnificent Ekaterina, btu none of them became her spouse. She announced that she will choose the one who will exceed her in nobility, richness, beauty and wisdom.
Having understood the essence of Christian Faith, and its closeness to her own views, who had a vision where the Lord tenderly looked at her and gave her a ring, having betrothed her to itself. When she woke up, a finger on her hand had a radiant ring – the gift of Heavenly Groom. Has been executed for her faith, during the rule of Maximian, which offered her marriage.
Ideal state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 854.-
Sold 442n.jpg "The Virgin of Tihvin"
Late 17th – Early 18th century. Moscow?
Technique & Material: Board with an ark, gesso, tempera, gilded background, tempera, drying oil.
Description: A tremendous work of art, in both artistic and sacral meanings. Highest class of icon painting Causes feeling of deep reverence at contemplation of this image. The faces are strict and ascetic and, at the same time, spreading heavenly energy and calmness. The icon is in ideal condition and quite large – 44cm of height, what amplifies the power of its beneficial influence.
The Virgin of Tihvin (Odigitria ) is one of the most venerated of the icons of the Holy Virgin. The icon miraculously appeared in Northern Russian lands, stopping “in air” over the river Tihvin in Novgorod region, where was built a church of Dormition. The year of appearance of the icon is 1383 (the rule of Duke Dmitry Donskoi and Metropolitan Pimen). Iconography of Tihvin is Odigitria is alike the one of Iver, yet, it is different in the depiction of crossed legs of Infant Christ with the foot turned to the observer. In 19th century the icon was honored all along Russia, especially it was used in cases of children got sick. The Feast is 26th June.
Museum and collection significance
Perfect state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 3510.- 467n.jpg "The God Almighty"
Circa 1800. St. Petersburg
Technique & Material: board, gesso, egg distemper, drying oil.
Very good state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 621.- 916n.jpg "St. John the Baptist"
19th century
Size: 35,5 x 30 x 2cm.
Technique & Material: board, gesso, engraving, silver, egg distemper, drying oil.
Description: a surprisingly deep image of the saint. Magnificent and extra fine face painting, unusual decoration of background.
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 890.-
Sold 956n.jpg "The Kings of Kings"
End of 18th century. Nevyansk school
Size: 44 x 37 x 3cm
Technique & Material:
Description: The center of the icon depicts Jesus Christ enthroned – The Kings of Kings. In the corners there are baroque style marks (smaller images) of Evangelists with their symbols, they are: Mathew – the Angel, Mark is the Eagle, John – Lion and Luke the Bull. The images of the 6-wing Seraphs are very interesting (near the throne of Savior). There is a massive use of gold in this icon, - all over the background. This speaks for the high price of the icon and its special character, but also symbolizes Divine light, Power and victorious radiance of Good. Tremendously expressive faces are painted in the traditions of Old-Russian icon art, although having special character and unique style, - just as it should be in a truly creative interpretation. The faces do not have any marks of secular painting, but still are slightly deeper than usual. The proportions are very precise – in a tactful closeness to the reality. The framing of the icon is made in baroque style, with usage of complex painting with blacking and engraved patterns inside. The setting is worth the icon – it is embroidered with beads. Such setting itself is a masterpiece of art and an integral part of the wonderful icon.
Rare subject having a sacral power
High Resolution Images: fragments
Excellent state of preservation
Price: EUR 10 000.- 960n.jpg Icon “The Teaching” – The Virgin
Miracle-working icon
18th century
Technique & Material: board, bone gesso, egg distemper, drying oil.
Description: Extremely rare subject
Ideal state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 711.-
Reserved 994n.jpg "The Virgin of Fedorov"
19th century. Holui village (?)
Technique & Material: board, gesso, silver leaf, engraving, egg distemper, drying oil.
Description: The icon has a specific feature – the borders of “carrot” color, that’s why such icons were called “krasnushka”, in other words, “reddish”. Very beautiful facial painting, unusual pattern of clothes of the Virgin.
Ideal state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Sold 337n1.jpg "Saint Martyr Ekaterina"
18th century. St. Petersburg
Technique & Material: board, gesso, egg distemper, drying oil.
setting: brass, embossing, engraving, gilding over crowns.
Description: The icon is painted in “capital” manner. Saint martyr Ekaterina was the daughter of Egyptian ruler Const, during the rule of Emperor Maximian (305 – 313 A.D.). Living in the capital – the center of Ellyn scholarship and having beautiful appearance, she mastered the works of best antique philosophers and scholars. Young men from the best families sought for the hand of magnificent Ekaterina, btu none of them became her spouse. She announced that she will choose the one who will exceed her in nobility, richness, beauty and wisdom.
Having understood the essence of Christian Faith, and its closeness to her own views, who had a vision where the Lord tenderly looked at her and gave her a ring, having betrothed her to itself. When she woke up, a finger on her hand had a radiant ring – the gift of Heavenly Groom. Has been executed for her faith, during the rule of Maximian, which offered her marriage.
Ideal state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 854.-
Sold 956n1.jpg "The Kings of Kings"
End of 18th century. Nevyansk school
Size: 44 x 37 x 3cm
Technique & Material:
Description: The center of the icon depicts Jesus Christ enthroned – The Kings of Kings. In the corners there are baroque style marks (smaller images) of Evangelists with their symbols, they are: Mathew – the Angel, Mark is the Eagle, John – Lion and Luke the Bull. The images of the 6-wing Seraphs are very interesting (near the throne of Savior). There is a massive use of gold in this icon, - all over the background. This speaks for the high price of the icon and its special character, but also symbolizes Divine light, Power and victorious radiance of Good. Tremendously expressive faces are painted in the traditions of Old-Russian icon art, although having special character and unique style, - just as it should be in a truly creative interpretation. The faces do not have any marks of secular painting, but still are slightly deeper than usual. The proportions are very precise – in a tactful closeness to the reality. The framing of the icon is made in baroque style, with usage of complex painting with blacking and engraved patterns inside. The setting is worth the icon – it is embroidered with beads. Such setting itself is a masterpiece of art and an integral part of the wonderful icon.
Rare subject having a sacral power
High Resolution Images: fragments
Excellent state of preservation
Price: EUR 10 000.- 1030n.jpg "The God Almighty"
19th century. Moscow
Size: 27 x 22 x 3cm.
Technique & Material: board, gesso, mixed technique, silver setting, drying oil. From the back side, the icon is covered with velvet shirt.
Description: An outstanding icon. Facial painting has been produced by one of the best icon painter of that time.
The face of the Savior has been painted in naturalistic manner, as it was fashioned during 19th century, and was practiced by such masters as Nesterov, Vasnetsov and Vrubel, who turned to iconography. This is just the case. No need to provide the arguments that it is the work of a great master – painting class speaks for itself. Unfortunately there was a veto on signing the icons.
The setting indirectly confirms the high status of the icon. It is made of 84th alloy of silver, and is composed of several parts: general plane, clothes of the Savior, nimbus and the Gospel. These details are crafted with jeweler precision. The whole setting is massive and heavy. There is a hallmark on the setting of the jeweler S.G. and head of a lady – mark of Moscow jewelers. The setting plays a role of precious decoration of image of Christ. The silver of the setting is partially covered with patina, but upon a wish of a customer it can be easily cleaned: for now, we decided to keep the original state of preservation of the icon and its setting.
One of the most remarkable icons in our gallery.
High Resolution Images: fragments
Ideal state of preservation
Price: EUR 2693.-
Sold 207l.jpg "Alleviate My Sadness"
19th century
Size: 22,2 x 18,5 x 2,2cm
Technique & Material: cypress board with a single back dowel, gesso with engraving, gold, tempera, thin engraving and gilding over nimbus, drying oil.
Description: High quality of iconography
Perfect state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 811.-
Sold 1121n.jpg "The Council of Archangel Michael"
Circa 1800
Size: 35,5 x 29,5 x 2,8cm
Technique & Material: Scraper-planed board, what is typical for 18th century, gold leaf, tempera, drying oil
Description: highest level of painting, ideal state of preservation, rare subject. A bright, festive and energetically filled icon.
Ideal state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 999.-
Sold 1126n.jpg "St. Archangel Michael"
18th century. Middle Russia
Size: 28 x 23 x 3cm
Technique & Material: board, gesso, tempera, drying oil.
Description: ideal state of preservation, rare type of the subject with Archangel Michael on a fiery horse.
Ideal state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 674.-
Sold 414s.jpg "The Holy Virgin – The Joy of All Afflicted"
18th century. North?
Size: 31,5 x 26 x 2,3cm
Technique & Material: Board with an ark, gesso, tempera, drying oil
Description: Old Believer iconographer created this strict and ascetic subject, and at the same time, with great spiritual content.
Ideal state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Sold 582n.jpg "Guardian Angel and Selected Saints" - The Saint Efrosia, St. Iakov – the brother of God, St. Martyr Iuliania.
Circa 1809. Moscow, Kremlin school
Size: 36 x 31,8 x 3,3cm
Technique & Material: Board, gesso, gold leaf, tempera, drying oil.
Description: A gorgeous icon, with tremendous painting, ideal state of preservation and unique subject. Because this icon is painted in the very beginning of 18th century, it carries the stylistics of Moscow iconographic school of second half of 17th century, which was centered around the Tsar’s icon-painter Simon Ushakov. Icon was painted by a special order.
Museum exemplar. Rarest icon.
Perfect state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 5849.-
Sold 397n.jpg "The Holy Virgin – The Sign"
19th century. Moscow
Size: 13,5 x 11,5 x 2cm
Technique & Material: board, gesso, tempera, silver setting – 84th alloy, initials of the jeweler N.G.. The back side is covered with velvet “shirt”.
Ideal state of preservation
Sold 1106n.jpg "Saint Nicholas the Miracle-worker"
19th century
Size: 17,5 x 22 x 1cm
Technique & Material: board, gesso, tempera, gold leaf, enamel paints, drying oil
Description: Hand made engraving on the background The top area depicts the image of The Almighty and the Holy Virgin. Beautiful and effective icon.
Ideal state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Sold 433s.jpg "The Holy Virgin – The Burning Bush"
Second half of 18th century. Volga region
Size: 35,8 x 30,3 x 2,3cm
Technique & Material: Board with an ark, gesso, tempera, gold leaf, drying oil
Description: The most extended version of the subject The Burning Bush The icon The Burning Bush is an Old Testament image of the Virgin. The image also carries the meaning of the Holy Virgin that was born on a sinful land, but remained free from sin. Righteous Christian teaching have fortified this idea in the artistic image, from where later emerged icon “The Burning Bush”. According to the popular belief, the icons frees houses from fire threat. One of Old Testament pre-images pointing to The Virgin was the Burning Bush, - a burning bush stayed untouched by the fire, seen by Moses – the top left edge of the icon. This a kupina, - a bush meant immaculate conception of Christ by the Holy Virgin from the Sacred Spirit
Very high level of painting. The icon has seemingly ordered character, because the borders depict heavenly patrons of the customers who ordered the icon – St. Olga and St. Matrona
Ideal state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 1529.-
Sold 249s.jpg Selected Saints: “St. Kozma, St. Barbara and St. Dominian”
19th century
Size: cm
Technique & Material: board, gesso, tempera, drying oil
Description: professional painting
Good state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 351.-
Sold 487s.jpg "The Holy Virgin – The Burning Bush"
Circa 1800. Volga region
Size: 30,5 x 25,3 x 2cm
Technique & Material: Board, gesso, tempera, gold leaf, drying oil
Description: setting: brass, crafted for this icon in 19th century. The icon The Burning Bush is an Old Testament image of the Virgin. The image also carries the meaning of the Holy Virgin that was born on a sinful land, but remained free from sin. Righteous Christian teaching have fortified this idea in the artistic image, from where later emerged icon “The Burning Bush”. According to the popular belief, the icons frees houses from fire threat. One of Old Testament pre-images pointing to The Virgin was the Burning Bush, - a burning bush stayed untouched by the fire, seen by Moses – the top left edge of the icon. This a kupina, - a bush meant immaculate conception of Christ by the Holy Virgin from the Sacred Spirit
Ideal state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 711.-
Sold 487s1.jpg "The Holy Virgin – The Burning Bush"
Circa 1800. Volga region
Size: 30,5 x 25,3 x 2cm
Technique & Material: Board, gesso, tempera, gold leaf, drying oil
Description: setting: brass, crafted for this icon in 19th century. The icon The Burning Bush is an Old Testament image of the Virgin. The image also carries the meaning of the Holy Virgin that was born on a sinful land, but remained free from sin. Righteous Christian teaching have fortified this idea in the artistic image, from where later emerged icon “The Burning Bush”. According to the popular belief, the icons frees houses from fire threat. One of Old Testament pre-images pointing to The Virgin was the Burning Bush, - a burning bush stayed untouched by the fire, seen by Moses – the top left edge of the icon. This a kupina, - a bush meant immaculate conception of Christ by the Holy Virgin from the Sacred Spirit
Ideal state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 711.-
Sold 255n.jpg "The Virgin of Kazan"
18th century. Volga area.
Size: 13,5 x 11 x 1,8cm
Technique & Material: Board, gesso, tempera, gilded brass setting, engraving and embossing
Ideal state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Sold 558n.jpg "St. Evangelists Mathew and Mark"
Second half of 18th century
Size: 53,5 x 46 x 4cm
Technique & Material: Board, gesso, tempera and drying oil
Description: the icon is painted in a solid Orthodox stylistics, its quite large size amplifies the impression from the image.
Ideal state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 1690.- 1098n.jpg "Transfiguration"
19th century. Volga region
Size: 26,5 x 31 õ 2cm
Technique & Material: board, gesso, silver with gilding, enamel paints and embossing over the borders, tempera and drying oil.
Description: A bright, polychromic icon, rare subject and ideal state of preservation
Perfect state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Sold 928n.jpg "The Protection of The Holy Virgin"
Circa 1800. St. Petersburg
Size: 11,7 x 8,7 x 0,7cm
Description: board, gesso, tempera, miniature painting. Miniature icon painted by a special order in an ideal state of preservation. High level of “Frayz” style.
Perfect state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 337.- 1128n.jpg "Glorification of The Virgin”
Size: 35 x 30,5 x 2,7cm
Technique & Material: board, gesso, tempera, drying oil.
Description: 5 images of the Virgin - Kazan, Fedorov in the top area, Tihvin in the center. Fadeless Flower (Rarest iconography!!) and Unexpected Joy are at the base area. Icon painted by a special order, with unique composition. Ideal state of preservation without any cleanings
Ideal state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 1351.- 1127n.jpg "The Holy Face"
Circa 1750. Moscow?
Size: 31 x 25,5 x 3cm
Technique & Material: Board with double ark, gesso, tempera, gilt, drying oil
Description: Highest level of iconography, excellent condition. Museum significance
Perfect state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Sold 1125n.jpg ”The Virgin of Kazan”
17th century. Russian North
Size: 31 x 25,3 x 2,5cm
Technique & Material: Board with an ark, bone gesso, tempera, drying oil
Description: Collection exemplar
Very good state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 891.-
Sold 1123n.jpg "Saint Feofan the Miracle-worker"
Protector of icons and canon creator
17th century
Size: 29,5 x 24 x 3cm
Technique & Material: board with an ark, gesso, tempera, drying oil
Description: Saint Feofan, Bishop of Nikei, who lived in 9th century. Having been grown up in Lavra of St. Savva in Jerusalem. Used to be a protector of icons during the rule of Emperor Lion the Armenian. The patriarch of Jerusalem sent him together with his brother Feodor to protect icons. Lion treated themn with severe trials. Nevertheless, the brothers continued their deed: Feodor was writing teaching for the benefits icons and Feofan canons – church songs. New emperor Feofil, also icon prosecutor, once ordered to beat them fiercely and to tattoo verses on their faces. “Write whatever You want, but before the Judge You will read Your writing” – said saints to the emperors. After that Feodor died in prison and Feofan was sent to exile. After the change of emperor, Feofan was taken back from exile and granted a Bishop’s position in Nikei. The icon was cleaned from the layer mud and drying oil, a fragment of icon’s condition before the cleaning, kept in the top left corner. A very interesting collection icon
Ideal state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 891.-
Sold 367n.jpg image with the setting:
The Virgin – “Unexpected Joy”.
19th century. Volga rive
Size: 31 x 26,5 x 2,2cm
Technique & Material: board, gesso, tempera, drying oil. Setting is canvas, Sewing by beads, bugles
Description: A very good icon, high level of traditional iconography, ideal state of preservation. The setting is a work of decorative art and created on the highest artistic level.
Ideal state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 1621.- 367n2.jpg The Virgin – “Unexpected Joy”.
19th century. Volga rive
Size: 31 x 26,5 x 2,2cm
Technique & Material: board, gesso, tempera, drying oil. Setting is canvas, Sewing by beads, bugles
Description: A very good icon, high level of traditional iconography, ideal state of preservation. The setting is a work of decorative art and created on the highest artistic level.
Ideal state of preservation
High Resolution Images: fragments
Price: EUR 1621.-