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Exhibited 19th Century Russian Icon Depicting Florus, Laurus and selected Saints. Tempera on silver-leaf on wood. The Archangel Michael stands at center and holds the "Not Made by Hands" image of Christ on a cloth. He is flanked by two bishops and by Saints Florus and Laurus.

Florus and Laurus were stonemason brothers who were martyred in the 2nd century by being thrown into a well that was then filled with earth. In Orthodoxy, the brothers were the patron saints of stonemasons. They also became closely associated with the care and raising of horses and were popular as the patron saints of horse herding. They are commemorated on August 18th, a date that became commonly known as the Horse Festival.

Size: 13.75 x 12.25 in.

Previous Exhibitions

- Brevard Museum of Art (Foosaner Art Museum), Melbourne, FL
Sept – Nov 1994
- Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL
Nov 1995 – Jan 1996
- Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls, IA
Dec 1996 – Jan 1997
- Durham Western Heritage Museum, Omaha, NE
March – May 1998
- Biblical Arts Center, Dallas, TX
Dec 1998
- Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida, Panama City, FL
Dec 1998 – Jan 1999
- Gallery at the American Bible Society, New York, NY
June – Oct 1999
- Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
Aug 2000 – Jan 2001
- Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA
Feb – May 2001
- Loveland Museum and Gallery, Loveland, CO
Jan – March 2002
- Gallery at the American Bible Society, New York, NY
April – June 2002
- Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, MS
Oct – Nov 2002
- Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden, Winter Park, FL
April – June 2004
- Hearst Art Gallery as St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA
Nov – Dec 2004
- Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden, Winter Park, FL
Oct 2013 – April 2014

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Exhibited 19th C. Russian Icon. Florus, Laurus...

Estimate $250 - $500Mar 01, 2020
Starting Price $125
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