8 June 2009
CENTRAL RUSSIA, LATE XIX CENTURY
71 by 57.2 cm.
The faces are rendered with earthy tones, the features outlined in black, the rounded surfaces emphasised by brighter brushstrokes. The deep maroon maphorion of the Mother of God has orange edges that correspond to the tunic of Christ. The haloes are with beaded rims, the background is tooled in palmette patterns. The stylised foliage of the border emulates contemporary enamelled frames. The icon is presented in a gilt frame applied with opulent, carved gilt vine decoration, set in a glazed, wood kyot.
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