An excellent Russian Orthodox Icon - 19th century
A Russian Orthodox handpainted icon dating from the second half of the 19th century. The icon is depicting four squares with each an own narrative. The upper left square is depicting Maria and the crusifixion of Christ. The upper right square depicts a circle with five portraits of creatures, angels and Jesus. The inner circle is depicting eyes wich stands for the Eye of Providence. The lower left square depicts the burning bramble wich did not burn and talked to Mozes. The lower right aquare depicts the unexpected virgin birth of Jesus with Joseph standing aside. The panel is protected on both sides by Archangel Micheal and on the other side St. Pantaleon.
Each narrative has it’s own meaning wich was of importance to the client where the icon was painted for. The lessons and morals were most likely related to the client’s personal life.
The panel is handpainted and is in nice condition. The back is provided with two cut out strips to attach the icon.
The client had his commands written on the back of the icon in Cyrillic script. (ca.1860-1880)
Dimensions: 35 x 30 cm