This lovely 19th century Russian Icon shows Mother Mary with the little Jesus Child. It originates in Russia and dates back to the second half of the 19th century. While the faces and Mary's hand are handpainted, the Halos and the rest of the icon is Oklad - an ornate metal made out of hammered sheet metal which was fire-gilded afterwards.
Condition: It has a fabulous age patina. It is in good overall condition with significant wear on the edges that are overlapped on the wood on all sides. There are also many holes in the Oklad (used to be screws to fasten it to the wood). Since the Oklad is secure we didn't attach more screws in the old holes - we like to preserve all antiques in original condition. It has some antique worm holes which have been treated just to make sure all worms are dead.
Size: Measures 8 & 3/4" by 7" and is 3/4" thick.
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