Icon - Wood - Early 20th century

Description
Icon - Wood - Early 20th century
Russia

Nice miniature russian icon from the reign of Tzar Nicolas the Second ( 1896-1917). Icons of this period often had borders decorated with geometric patterns, which is a revival from the 16th century Moscow style. This charming icon depicts the Dormition of the Virgin. Behind the bed of the Virgin stands her Son Jezus, who takes the soul of the Virgin symbolised by a small baby, up to heaven. The bed of the Virgin is surrounded by the 12 apostles and the rooftops in the background are symbolising Jerusalem. The icon is excecuted in egg tempera paint on levkas on a solid.linden wood panel. The icon is in very good state of preservation.

Lot details
Object
Icon
Material
Wood
Estimated Period
Early 20th century
Country of Origin
Russia
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
13.25×10.25×1.25 cm
Weight
0.25 kg
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