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Remarkable Russian Brass 4-Panel Traveling;Eastern Orthodox Icon | Eastern Europe, Russia, ca. 18th / 19th century AD. A long tradition in the Eastern Orthodox faith in Russia where the faithful would carry portable icons when they travel. This is a fine example of a traveling icon, made of brass, with four hinged panels providing an extensive narrative of the life of Jesus Christ. The far left panel shows at the top the Crucifixion, overseen by angels and God the Father. Below, clockwise, is the Annunciation; birth of Jesus; presentation of Jesus in the temple; and scenes from the life of the Holy family. The next panel depicts Christ joining His Father in heaven on the upper section, with Jesus in the temple; His baptism by St. John; entrance into Jerusalem, and His glorification in heaven. Installation of the Holy Cross is the theme of the following panel on the upper portion; below which shows Christ greeting His disciples after the resurrection; Christ's glorification surrounded by angels; death of the Virgin Mary; and the descent of the Holy Ghost to the enthroned Virgin Mary. Approx. Dimensions: 13.75" W x 6" H (34.9 cm x 15.2 cm). Mary is the central theme on the last panel representing her enthronement in heaven; below which shows an icon of the Virgin holding the infant Jesus with Saints Alexander and Cyril; King Vasiley is presented in the next panel; followed by Saints Antony and Alexey; and then Saints Antony and Theodosius, Abbot of the Monastery of the Caves of Kiev. The front 'cover' features an elaborate scene of the Cross. Provenance: Private Orange County, California, USA collection


6 x 13.75 in

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Fine Russian Brass 4 Panel Traveling Icon

Estimate $650 - $813Jul 21, 2018