8 June 2009
RUSSIAN (OLD BELIEVERS’ WORKSHOP), MAKER’S MARK V.Sh. IN CYRILLIC, MOSCOW, 1785
32 by 27.3 cm.
The bust of the youthful Christ, His facial features are finely rendered in various shades of brown, His face framed by short, curly hair, wearing a chiton and himation in complementary red and green, both accentuated in gold; the silver-gilt oklad with a large, cut-out, tripartite halo, the border chased with elaborate leafy scrolls.
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