Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Russian Icons

Joy of All Who Sorrow Mother of God with two border Saints Icon was painted circa 1820, Nevyansk, Russia.
Egg tempera and gold leaf on wood.
Size: 12 ½ x 10 ½ in (32 x 26.5 cm).


Bogolybskaya Mother of God with Saints
Icon was painted circa 1880, Central Russia.
Egg tempera and gold leaf on wood.
Size: 10 ½ x 9 in (26.5 x 23 cm)

 Our Lady of the Kiev Pecherskaya Lavra (Cave Monastery)
Icon was painted circa 1860, Kiev, Ukraine.
Egg tempera on wood. Size: 10 ½ x 7 in (26.5 x 18 cm).

 Our Lady of Vilnius
Icon was painted circa 1890, Southern Russia.
Oil on wood. Oklad with paste stones and glass jewels.
Size: 14 ½ x 10 ½ in (37 x 26.5 cm).

 Our Lady of Novgorod
Icon was painted circa 1860, Moscow, Russia.
Egg tempera and gold leaf on wood.
Size: 12 ½ x 9 ½ in (32 x 24 cm).

 Madonna of Iveron (Georgian) in silver oklad and kiot shadow box

Ca. 1878, Hallmark ИЗ of maker Ivan Zakharov in Moscow.

The Panagia Portaitissa, Greek for "Keeper of the Gate, is the Eastern Orthodox icon of Virgin Mary which was painted by Luke the Evangelist. Numerous miracles have been attributed to the intercession of the Theotokos by persons praying before it. The original of this image is found in the Georgian Iviron monastery on Mount Athos in Greece, where it is believed to have been since the year 999.

icon: 6 1/2 in x 8 1/4 in (16.5 cm x 21 cm), kiot box: 10 in x 12 in (25.5 cm x 30.5 cm)

Egg tempera on wood, engraved silver oklad cover, wood kiot shadow box and gilt frame

Fyodorovskaya Mother of God
Mid 19th century, Moscow school
12 in x 13 1/2 in (31 cm x 35 cm)
Egg tempera and gilding on wood


Fyodorovskaya Mother of God inserted in a larger frame with a scene of the Annunciation and two border saints: Guardian Angel and St. Artemy
Ca. 1800, Central Russia school
12 1/4 in x 16 in (31 cm x 40.5 cm), insert: 7 1/2 in x 9 in (19 cm x 22.5 cm)
 Egg tempera and gilding on wood

The Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God
Ca. 1830s, Ural mountains region
15 in x 19 1/2 in (38 cm x 49.5 cm)
Egg tempera and parcel gilt on wood


The Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God
ca. 1850s, Ural mountans school
11 3/4 in x 9 in (36 cm x 22.5 cm)
Egg tempera over gilt backround on wood



The Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God
ca. 1870s, Central Russia school
11 3/4 in x 9 in (36 cm x 22.5 cm)
Egg tempera on wood 

The Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God
ca.2nd half of the 19th c., Central Russia school
11 1/2 in x 9 in (35.5 cm x 22.5 cm)
Egg tempera on wood

Pokrov of the Most Holy Mother of God with Border Saints.
ca. 19th century , Ural Mountains School
11 3/4 in x 14 in (30 cm x 35.5 cm)
The Protection (Pokrov) of the Mother of God is one of the most beloved Feast days on the Orthodox calendar commemorated on October 1. The feast day celebrates the appearance of the Mother of God at Constantinople in the X century at the time when the people in the city were threatened by a barbarian invasion. St. Andrew, the Holy Fool with his disciple St. Epiphanius, and a group of people, saw the Mother of God, St. John the Baptist, and several other Saints and Angels during a vigil in the Church of Blachernae, nearby the city gates. The Mother of God approached the center of the church, knelt down and remained in prayer for a long time with her face drowned in tears. Then she took her veil off and spread it over the people as a sign of protection. After the appearance of the Mother of God, the danger was averted and the city was spared from bloodshed and suffering.

Madonna of the Unburned Thornbush
First Half of the 19th century, Central Russia
8 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in (21.5 cm x 26.5 cm)

Three-Handed Mother of God with two border Saints - the Guardian Angel and Saint Paraskeva

ca. 1870s, Central Russian school

Original icon was painted by St John Damascene. While serving as Vizier to the Caliph in 717, he was falsely accused of treachery and his hand was cut off. Praying in front of an icon his hand was miraculously restored. In thanksgiving, a silver replica of his hand fashioned and attached it to the icon.
12 x 10 1/2 in (30.5 cm x 27 cm)

Egg tempera and gilding on wood

Three-Handed Mother of God
ca. mid 19th century, Provincial school
Original icon was painted by St John Damascene and is associated with his miraculous healing around the year 717. He was serving as Vizier to the Caliph. H was falsely accused of treachery and his hand was cut off. Praying in front of an icon of the icon his hand was miraculously restored. In thanksgiving, he had a silver replica of his hand fashioned and attached it to the icon.
7 1/2 x 9 3/4 in (19 cm x 24.5 cm)

Three-Handed Mother of God
ca. 1880s, Provincial school
Original icon was painted by St John Damascene and is associated with his miraculous healing around the year 717. He was serving as Vizier to the Caliph. H was falsely accused of treachery and his hand was cut off. Praying in front of an icon of the icon his hand was miraculously restored. In thanksgiving, he had a silver replica of his hand fashioned and attached it to the icon.
8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in (21.5 cm x 26.5 cm)

Merciful Mother of God with border Saints

18th century, Central Russian school

11 3/4 in x 14 in (26.5 cm x 32 cm)4

Egg tempera and gilding on wood


Madonna of Kazan
Ca. 1870s, Ural mountains region
12 in x 14 in (30.5 cm x 35.5 cm)
Egg tempera and parcel gilt on wood

Madonna of Kazan  
ca. 1860d, Provincial School
11 1/2 in x 14 in (29 cm x 35.5 cm)
Egg tempera over silvered background on wood




Madonna of Kazan

ca. 1800, St. Petersburg School
10 in x 12 in (25.5 cm x 30.5 cm)
Egg tempera and gilding on wood



 Holy Trinity crowning the Blessed Virgin Mary
Ca. 1860s, Saint Petersburg
10 1/2 in x 12 1/3 in (26.5 cm x 31 cm)
Egg tempera and parcel gilt on wood
The subject was borrowed from the Western art and depicts God the Father, represented as a dignified old man, on the right and Jesus Christ on the left holding Mary's crown above her head while the Holy Spirit represented in the form of a white dove shines above them from the Heavens.


 The Annunciation
Ca. 1890s, Ukraine
9 in x 12 in (23 cm x 30.5 cm)
Oil on wood
The Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, is the Christian celebration of the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus, the Son of God, marking his Incarnation.

Presentation of Virgin Mary Child at the Temple
ca. 1870s, Moscow school
11 in x 12 1/2 in (28 cm x 32 cm)
Egg tempera and gilding on wood

Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God
Icon was painted circa 1740, Nevyansk School, Russia.
Egg tempera and gold leaf on wood.
Size: 14 ¼ x 12 ½ in (36 x 32 cm).

Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God
Early- 19th century, Central Russia School
15 1/2 in x 18 in (39.5 cm x 45.5 cm)

Christ Pantocrator in silver oklad
Ca. 1900-1908, Moscow
5 1/2 in x 7 in (14 cm x 17.5 cm)
Oil on wood in parcel gilt silver oklad cover

Christ Almighty
Ca. 1880s, Ukraine
8 1/4 in x 10 3/4 in (21 cm x 27.5 cm)
Oil on wood

Christ Pantocrator with Prophets and Archangels
mid-XIX century, Central Russia
16 in x 20 3/4 in (40.5 cm x 75.5 cm)
Egg tempera and gilding on wood

  Christ Enthroned with St. George and St. John Chrysostom
Icon was painted circa 1880, Veliky Usting, Russia.
Egg tempera and gold leaf on wood.
Size: 12 ¼ x 10 ¼ in (31 x 26 cm).

Holy Napkin or Savior Not Made by Hands
Icon was painted circa 1880, Central Russia.
Egg tempera and gold leaf on wood.
Size: 12 x 10 ½ in (30.5 x 26.5 cm).

Christ Healing of the Bleeding Woman
ca.1850s, Central Russia school
11 in x 14 in (28 cm x 29.5 cm)
Egg tempera and gilding on wood

Crucifixion with Mourners
ca. 1850s, Moscow
15 1/4 in x 17 1/2 in (38.5 cm x 44.5 cm)
Egg tempera with parcel gilding on wood

Entombment of Christ
ca. 1880, Suzdal region
10 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in (26.5 cm x 31.5 cm)


Erection of the Holy Cross
ca. 1870, Saint Petersburg
19 in x 26 1/2 in (48 cm x 67.5 cm)
Egg tempera with parcel gilding on wood