Exceptional antique 19th century Russian icon,The Baptism of Jesus, painted on a wood panel and with a gilt wood and plaster frame. In addition to the Christ figure, notice John the Baptist pouring water over Christ's head while an angel looks on from the right and a dove representing the Holy Spirit is overhead. There are sporadic pin holes and hairline cracks in the paint that are consistent with age and which do not detract from the colorful and detailed images. The panel is surrounded by a pine frame. Please take a moment to enlarge the photos and examine the details up close, including the frame.
Dimensions: 9"w x 2"d x 11"h
Item #: 21262