Icon, Dorotheus of Gaza - Wood - 19th century

Icon, Dorotheus of Gaza - Wood - 19th century

Pilgrims icon made in a Russian monastry in the second half of the 19th century to sell to poor pelgrims as a souvenir of their pilgrimage. Depicted is the Holy Abbot Dorotheus of Gaza ( 505-620 AD) a monk who entered the Abba Serid monastry near Gaza and later founded his own monastry nearby. He wrote "Directions or Spiritual training" for monks which survives till today. Dorotheus of Gaza is venerated in the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches as well. On this icon he is depicted with the monastry he founded praying to an icon of the Holy Virgin. This icon hails from pre the Russian revolution and has an almost medieval atmosphere long vanished. Eggtempera on levkas on a lindenwood very small panel.

Lot details
Dorotheus of Gaza, Icon
Estimated Period
19th century
Country of Origin
Fair condition - heavily used & with possibly minor parts missing
10.25×8.25×0.75 cm
Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 50,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in