Lot 1551: Post Medieval Russian Baptismal Icon with St Glyceria
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 19th century AD. A rectangular wooden icon with tempera painted image of St Glyceria (????????) with silver riza, legend in nimbus, stamped '??' and '84', loop above. 15 grams, 60 x 41mm (2 1/2 x 1 3/4"). From a Russian art collector, London, UK, before 1995. Saint Glyceria was an early Christian saint and martyr. According to the legend, she lived in 2nd century in Roman empire and she was responsible for the destruction of Jupiter statue in the city temple. For this act, she was imprisoned and sentenced to be eaten by wild animals. However, the lioness that attacked her pounced upon Glyceria and killed her, but did not tear her apart.
Condition Report: Fine condition.