8 June 2009
RUSSIAN (MSTERA), SECOND HALF OF THE XIX CENTURY
35.3 by 30.7 cm.
Attired in an opulent red phellonion decorated with roundels including crosses, matched with a green omophorion, Christ and His Mother floating on clouds, presenting the saint with the Book of Gospels and the Episcopal stole respectively, the Guardian Angel and the Metropolitan of Moscow and All Russia Cyprian are represented on the border, the gold background with punched recurring motifs.
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