late 19th century, polychrome painted and gilt wood, inscriptions to upper right and left corners, paneled board.
12.25 x 10 1/8 in.
Collection of Marguerite Kagan from Europe & Oyster Bay, New York
Additional high-resolution photos are available at LelandLittle.comProvenance: Gifted to the consignor pre 1987 from Eya E. Mbayo, a Sierra Leone ambassador who spent three years in Russia, where he likely acquired these two icons from either Moscow or Kiev. Mr. and Mrs. Kagan kept a lifelong friendship with Eya, who was best man at their wedding in 1966, and later the Kagans became god parents to Eya's children. Eya would continue his work as ambassador to the Vatican, Austria and France. This is the first time these icons have been offered since their discovery in Russia 30 years ago.