8 июня 2009
RUSSIAN (POMORYE), FIRST HALF OF THE XVII CENTURY
29.5 by 23 cm.
The founders of the Solovetsky Monastery, who were also known as patrons of beekeeping, are represented in three-quarter view, Zosima holding an open, inscribed scroll, Savatii raising his hands in supplication, both turning upwards where an image of the Mother of God of the Sign is revealed through the open heavens; the saints are dressed in traditional monks’ robes and the Great Schema, each haloed with a tsata.
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