This is a rare antique Russian Icon depicting the Holy Mother of God, golding the Christ child. On her head she is wearing a beautiful crown which is adorned with gold leaf. Also the border of the garment is painted in gold leaf. The Icon is crafted in a soft manner of painting in warm brown, red and green tones with rich gold leaf decoration. The facial painting of the Mother of God and the little Jesus is masterly crafted. The material of the Icon are wood, tempera, gesso and gold leaf. In the right hand the Holy Virgin is holding a red lily. The Icon is in perfect condition and dated at the 19th century. Length: 11.8 inch (300 mm) Width: 10.6 inch (270 mm)
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Fine and decorative art , antique silver and glass of the 17th to the 19th century
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