Icon, Christ as Tsar of the Tsars (1) - Wood - 19th century

Icon, Christ as Tsar of the Tsars (1) - Wood - 19th century

Extremely rare antique Russian icon “Christ as the Tsar of Tsars” from the 19th century. Hand-painted with egg tempera colour on a wooden panel with chalk background. Typical method of icon production in 18th and 19th century tsarist Russia. The icon probably comes from western Russia, possibly even from present-day Ukraine. Extraordinarily detailed and precise painting. Perfectly matched colour contrasts and striking, bright colours. The robe and the throne of the figure look majestic and stand out (see photos). The icon is in good condition and has typical age-related traces of wear in the form of scratches, colour chips, abrasions and dirt (see photos). The painting has craquelure. Minimal partial restorations are present.

Very rare and sought-after motif!

A piece for collectors and connoisseurs!

All details are clearly visible in the photos.

The photos are part of the description.

Dimensions: 18 x 13.5 x 2 cm

Private sale, no returns.

Lot details
No. of items
Christ as Tsar of the Tsars, Icon
Estimated Period
19th century
Country of Origin
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
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