Lot 166K: 19th C. Russian Brass Enameled Traveling Triptych Icon

Artemis Gallery

March 15, 2018
Louisville, CO, US

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Description: Eastern Europe, Russia, ca. 19th century CE. An attractive three-panel brass traveling icon showing a number of scenes from the life of Jesus Christ. The imagery in the central panel depicts the Virgin Mary as the Mother of God - "Joy of All Who Sorrow" - along with scenes of Jesus riding into Jerusalem, the Holy Trinity, and a Baptismal font. The top area portrays a pair of cherubs flanking the Holy Trinity, with a faded image of God the Father floating above them. Areas of applied blue and white enameled inlays decorate the otherwise gold-toned scenes, with some areas exhibiting a light-orange color as a result of age. Size (panels open): 4.3" W x 3.75" H (10.9 cm x 9.5 cm).

Provenance: private Orange County, California, USA collection

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#130288
Condition Report: Age-commensurate surface wear, slight bending to exterior panels and overall form, fading to imagery, light tarnishing to exposed brass surfaces, with small losses and some discoloration to enameled inlays, otherwise intact and very good.
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