Russian Antique Brass & Enamel Folding Icon in 4 Parts 18th-19th Century
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Russian Antique Brass and Enamel Folding Icon in Four parts circa 18th-19th Century. That folding icon people take with them for travel and use at home as well. Russian hinged four-folded panels screens of Icon in cast brass and enamel depicting The Twelve Principal Feast”. Left fold depict The Annunciation, The Nativity, The Nativity of The Virgin, The presentation of the Virgin to the Temple; on the top The Crucifixion surrounded by St. Martha, Mother of God, Saints John and Longin Centurion. The right fold; The Presentation of Christ to the Temple; Baptism; Transfiguration; Entrance to Jerusalem and on the top New Testament Trinity God Father and The Son sitting on the throne, and the sphere with cross between them, above The Holy Spirit in the image of a dove with symbols of the evangelists below. The third fold; The Resurrection (The Descent into Hell) The ascension ,The Old Testament Trinity, The Dormition Mother of God of Tichvin with selected Saints; Mother of God of Vladimir with selected Saints; Mother of God of Smolensk with selected Saints; Mother of God of Sign with Selected Saints with Praise of Mother of God on the top. The Calvary cross on the backside. The icon has five color of enamel , still in place and look beautiful.
Artsubject has clarified that the Russian Antique Brass & Enamel Folding Icon in 4 Parts 18th-19th Century (LA48810) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.18th-19th Century
Good with showing the age patina , one hinge on the left side has a crack, but all hinges work fine. I did not clean the icon, looks like it has traces of fire on the back side.
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