653ÄUßERST SELTENE IKONE 'VATERUNSER' Auction: 66
ÄUßERST SELTENE IKONE 'VATERUNSER'
Verbund aus zwei Laubholz-Brettern mit zwei Stirnseiten-Sponki. Eitempera auf Kreidegrund, Goldgrund
"A VERY RARE ICON: A VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF THE LORD'S PRAYER 'OUR FATHER' Russian, circa 1800 Tempera on wood panel. Finely executed on gold ground. The prayer 'Our Father' rendered allegorically over two register and five scenes each one illustrating a verse; beginning from the central scene at the top frieze, God Father encircled by archangels in a double glory standing for: Our Father, who art in heaven. The lower scenes symbolising the verses: Give us today our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil (Adam and Eve in the Paradies). The figures portrayed with elongated proportions. Painted with bright colours. Minimally worn and minimally restored. 35.5 x 29.8 cm."