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Section of an Enameled Brass Traveling Icon - PF.5226
Origin: Russia
Circa: 1750 AD to 1900 AD
Dimensions: 5.25" (13.3cm) high x 5.25" (13.3cm) wide
Collection: Russian Icons
Medium: Enameled Brass


Additional Information: Sold

Location: United States
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On this icon, set against a lovely background of pale blue, Christ offers His blessings with His right hand raised, while holding onto a book. The text reads, "And those who suffered, the needy ones who prayed to me, will achieve eternal peace." An inscription on both sides of Christ's shoulders states, "Lord Jesus Christ, Pantocrator". Jesus' garments are very carefully modeled and quite elaborate, as is His very neat beard and hair. The use of a zigzag line for the halo gives the impression of vibrating energy, as if we are seeing Christ after the resurrection, halfway between the human and divine. Ornate floral decor in the background offers further perspective, and reminds us of the garden at Gethsemane where Christ faced one of His greatest challenges. As an expression of faith this icon represents the long tradition of fine Russian artistry. - (PF.5226)

 

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