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St. Barbara - PF.5298
Origin: St.Petersburg, Russia
Circa: 1750 AD to 1900 AD
Dimensions: 15.75" (40.0cm) high
Collection: Russian Icons
Medium: Oil on Wood Panel

Location: United States
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Dressed in rich robes and jewels, surrounded by a radiant halo and ornate patterns, Saint Barbara appears here as a young woman of serene beauty. Though the painting resembles traditional Orthodox icons in form, the realistic approach to the figure borrows more from the Renaissance style of Western Europe. A work of great delicacy and refinement, it was surely commissioned for a discriminating patron. The saint glows with an aura of timeless spiritual calm, which has a benevolent effect on all who see her. - (PF.5298)


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