Antique Russian ‘four-field icon’ with two saints commonly found near the borders from the second half of the 19th century. Hand-painted with egg tempera on a wooden panel with a chalk background, which was covered with medium silver primer. All saints are labelled. The text is very difficult to read. Amongst others, at the upper right is: ‘Our Lady of Fyodor’, depicted at the upper left is ‘Our Lady softener of evil and hard hearts’ On the lower left ‘St Nikita’ is probably depicted. Around the edge and in the middle, the icon has elaborately made decorations and patterns (typical for the end of the 19th century) The painting has minimal craquelure. The icon is in satisfactory condition and shows typical age-related traces of wear in the form of dirt, minimal scratches and dings on the edge (see photos). Partially restored. Unfortunately, the wooden board was damaged quite badly by wood beetles. Both the back and the front have numerous holes from wood beetles (see photos). There is a vertical crack practically in the middle. However, this is hardly noticeable. Both cross-sponkis are present on the back (see photos).
Despite its flaws, it is an ancient icon with sought-after motifs.
All details are well-visible in the photos. The photos are part of the description.
Dimensions: 35.5 x 31 x 2.5 cm
This is a private sale with no returns.
- No. of items
- Icon, Quadripartite
- Estimated Period
- Second half 19th century
- Country of Origin
- Fair condition - heavily used & with possibly minor parts missing