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Lot 226, Auction 10/30/2017: Early 19th C. Russian Orthodox Icon - Resurrection

Russia, ca. early to mid 19th century CE. Russian Orthodox hand painted icon depicting various scenes from the life of Christ, hand painted in egg tempera and gesso on wood panel with elegantly delineated old Cyrillic lettering, the painted icon covered with a repousse and chased brass cover (oklad meaning "trimming" or riza meaning "robe"), finely impressed with the figures and various details of the narrative scene depicted on the painting, a floral border, and struck with old Cyrillic lettering. Panel back slats for former cross members indicate that this icon dates prior to 1890 CE. A fine example, replete with sacred iconography, strong painting, and an attractive ornamental oklad. Size: 10" W x 12.25" H (25.4 cm x 31.1 cm)

Condition: Surface wear, losses, and repairs to painting as shown. Oklad not attached to icon. Old perforations at peripheries of oklad for prior attachment. Cracks and losses to peripheries of oklad as shown.

Provenance: ex-Hotel Des Encans de Montreal - June 14, 2016 auction

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