837SELTENE UND MONUMENTALE IKONE 'ÜBER DICH FREUT SICH DIE GANZE SC Auction: 93-II
Russland, Altgläubigen-Werkstatt, 19. Jh.
SELTENE UND MONUMENTALE IKONE 'ÜBER DICH FREUT SICH DIE GANZE SC
Verbund dreier Bretter mit zwei Rückseiten-Sponki (einer verloren). Kowtscheg, Eitempera auf Kreidegrund, partielle Versilberung
A MONUMENTAL AND RARE ICON SHOWING 'IN THEE REJOICES' Russian, Old Believers Workshop, 19th century Tempera on wood panel with kovcheg. Finely executed in reds and greens. The haloes made of silver, covered by a golden lacquer. The shown subject deriving from a hymn attributed to St. John of Damascus and not an actual event, representing in a circular glory the Mother of God enthroned holding the Christ Child, the latter extending both his hands in blessing, surrounded by angels, against a Church and the Garden of Paradise. Two groups of saints depicted in the lower part, St. John Damaskenos prominently portrayed near the throne of the Mother of God, displaying his open scroll, the composition painted in detail, mostly with tones of green and red. Minimally restored. 70.6 x 57.5 cm.