Icon, Dorotheus of Gaza - Wood - 19th century

Description
Icon, Dorotheus of Gaza - Wood - 19th century
Russia

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
Object
Dorotheus of Gaza, Icon
Material
Wood
Estimated Period
19th century
Country of Origin
Russia
Condition
Fair condition - heavily used & with possibly minor parts missing
Dimensions
10.25×8.25×0.75 cm
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