Lovely antique Russian Icon of Mary and Baby Jesus. The Riza/Oklad is marked with the Russian Mark 'CK3' and another incised mark that I cannot decipher. It is rare to find an oval icon. The painting is hand -done on a metal and then backed on an oval metal piece which is then fastened to the wood oval that is backed by the original rose colored velvet. The painting has wear and someone wrote on left side in script. the Oklad/Riza is all hand etched with lovely crisp details that show well in photos..On the halo of Mary is Russian writing that is well drawn. The Silver appears to be Continental Silver 84 and marks on on frame as well.. After research this mark,"CK3" appears on Internet saying "Russian" "Imperial Russia" "Czarist Russia". Still retains the round ring to hang on wall.. All in very good antique condition.. measures 4 1/" high x 3 1/2" wide x 1/2" deep. has 3 small holes on frame for fasteners to be inserted. * On Internet one seller wrote "CK3 (84 Koroshnik)"...for this mark
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