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AN INTERESTING RUSSIAN ICON OF THE HOLY VENERABLE DANIEL THE STYLITE, CIRCA 1800, WITH MILITARY DEDICATION. Here Daniel (410-490) is seen doing what stylites do, sit on pillars and pray. The word stylite (stolpnik-Russian) is taken from the Greek and means pillar dweller. Therefore a stylite saint is a type of Christian ascetic who lived on pillars, preaching, fasting and praying. Stylites believed that the mortification of their bodies would help ensure the salvation of their souls. Stylites were common in the early days of the Byzantine Empire. The painted icon overlaid with a silver repousse and chased riza with horizontal cartouche on lower margin engraved "1st Jaeger Regiment, 1st Battalion,  1st  Carabinier Company". Stamped with the number '12' otherwise apparently unmarked. 16.1 inches x 6.5 inches (41 x 16.5 cm).

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RARE RUSSIAN ICON WITH MILITARY DEDICATION

Estimate $600 - $800Nov 17, 2015