London, South Kensington
27 November 2006
THE MOTHER OF GOD OF THE SIGN
RUSSIAN (MOSCOW), 1908-17, MAKER'S MARK: A.I. IN CYRILLIC, POSSIBLY FOR ADRIAN IVANOV
Portrayed realistically, set in a silver-gilt oklad, the name of the Mother of God inscribed with blue enamel on two plaques, the border and cut-out haloes with applied enamelled stylised floral and geometric designs in white, red, green and blue enamel
4½ x 3½ in. (11.5 x 8.75 cm)
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The enamel decoration on this icon is later applied.
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