Icon, Virgin and child (1) - Wood - Late 19th century

Description
Icon, Virgin and child (1) - Wood - Late 19th century
Balkan

A rare icon from the Balkan area, likely Greece/Bulgaria, silver foil with mecca gilding and coloured lacquer, pigments, egg tempera, graffiti, highlights. It depicts the Virgin Mary with angels crowning her, the Blessing Cosmocrator Child and cosmic symbols. The panel has cuneiform swallow-tail reinforcements. The icon is in good condition, intact; it has an abrasion on the right side with an old restoration (featured on “L’esperto risponde” #50 of 2008)

Lot details
No. of items
1
Object
Icon, Virgin and child
Material
Wood
Estimated Period
Late 19th century
Country of Origin
Balkan
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
36×2×25.5 cm
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