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Antique Russian Icon of "The Burning Bush", 19th century
This is a Russian Icon depicting the Holy Virgin of the burning bush. The Icon is painted tempera on wood and drying oil. It is crafted with beautiful red and orange colours . The scene of the Virgin of the burning bush dates from a vision of the prophet Moses.Within a burning bush,unconsumed by fire he saw the Holy Virgin within an eight-pointed star, holding the Christ Child.The background is crafted with gold leaf. In the right hand of the Virgin is a ladder. The eight pointed star is created from two four pointed stars.In the rays of the first star angels are portrayed. In the rays of the second star, the symbols of the four evangelists are portrayed. The Icon is in perfect condition and dated at the 19th century. Length: 11"(28cm) Width: 9.8"(25cm)
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