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Icon Depicting a Saint - PF.4846
Origin: Russia
Circa: 1750 AD to 1900 AD
Dimensions: 13.75" (34.9cm) high x 11.625" (29.5cm) wide
Collection: Russian Icons
Medium: Oil on Wood/Silver

Location: United States
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This beautiful icon shows a saint offering his blessings with his right hand raised. He wears a gorgeous vestment of gilt silver, like those of cloth worn by high-ranking members of the clergy. He cradles the Holy Book with his left hand, done in the same relief as the vestment and seeming to be a part of it. A brilliant glittering halo surrounds his head with radiating beams of light, creating a wonderful contrast with the dark face and beard. His features are those of a man who has seen much suffering, but whose grace and compassion shine through the human to reflect the Spirit of the Divine. - (PF.4846)


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