ICON OF THEOKOTOS IN SILVER COVER
Oil on wood, gilded, silver
90 x 66 cm (h x w)
| 320 €
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| 2 200 €
The traditional ‘Mother of God’ Russian icon, called the ‘Bogoroditsa’ is painted on a carefully prepared wooden panel. It shows the Virgin Mary holding the Baby Jesus. The painting is covered by a silver and gilt cover, called a Riza. The Riza has been made to mimic the details of the painting and superimposes layers of silver metal in order to give the picture a 3-dimensional effect. The silver has cut-outs that match the faces and hands. Marks in upper corners.