Lot 185

19th century
Oil on wood, gilded, silver
90 x 66 cm (h x w)

Starting price
8 000 CZK
   |   320 €

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Price realized
55 000 CZK
   |   2 200 €
price without premium

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.