Icon, Holy Julitta and her son Kirik - Wood - 19th century

Description
Icon, Holy Julitta and her son Kirik - Wood - 19th century
Russia

Attractive Russian miniature icon, these icons were often given for the occassion of a baptism. Depicted are Holy Julitta and her son Kirik, martyrs from the second century AD who were martyred under the presecutions of the Christians by Diocletian. Many Russian girls are named Julitta and many boys Kirik. From a segment in heavenly realms Jesus blesses the holy Martyrs. Icon painted with egg tempera paint on silver covered with a varnish that makes it shining like gold, on levkas on a linden wood panel. Second half 19th century, used but in good condition.

Lot details
Object
Holy Julitta and her son Kirik, Icon
Material
Wood
Estimated Period
19th century
Country of Origin
Russia
Condition
Fair condition - heavily used & with possibly minor parts missing
Dimensions
18.25×16.25×1.5 cm
Weight
0.5 kg
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