17 December 1998
The Pokrov and Eight Chosen Saints
North Russia, 16th century
Painted in sombre colours, the Feast of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God surrounded by saints shown half-length including the Archangel Gabriel, an unidentified saint, Saints Philip Metropolitan of Moscow, Zosima and Savatii, Nikita, Nicolas and Paraskeva Piatnitsa, on partially gilt ground, surrounded by a repoussé, chased and a 17th-century engraved gilt-metal oklad
11 x 9½in. (27.8 x 23.8cm.)
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Miroslav Lazovi, Icônes d'une Collection privée, (Geneva, 1974), no.9 illustrated.
It has been suggested that this icon could date from the 14th or early 15th century although Lazovi describes it as 16th century.
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