8 June 2009
RUSSIAN, MAKER’S MARK OF PAVEL OVCHINNIKOV IN CYRILLIC, MOSCOW, 1872
45.1 by 35.3 cm.
Represented naturalistically, the elderly saint is partly bald with a long beard, kneeling in front of the altar, extending his hands in prayer as he sees the Holy Spirit descend towards him, the interior space is defined by an arch, a pillar and a curtain fastened with a tassel, and a chalice, paten and a candle stand on the altar; the background of the oklad in silver, engraved with dense rays that emanate from the Dove, the stylised decorative motifs with champleve enamel.
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