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19th C. Russian Brass Traveling Icon

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19th C. Russian Brass Traveling Icon

Lot 0246 Details

Description
Russia, 19th century CE. A brass molded traveling icon that folds out into a triptych form. The cover shows the cross, with a skull beneath it, on the hill in front of a stylized city. The interior shows Mary, Jesus, and St John, all with fine detail and Cyrillic writing, in the classic Orthodox style. Size when opened: 7.75" W x 3" H (19.7 cm x 7.6 cm)

In order to support traveling priests on missions, bronze and brass religious objects were made that were small enough and light enough to be carried on long journeys through a difficult landscape. These became widespread in Russia in the 17th century, and are often mentioned in the 19th century writings of Pushkin and Chekhov.

Provenance: Ex-Private Orange County, CA collection acquired before 1980

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#118341
Condition
Wear and discoloration to surface as shown, especially to back, but interior artwork is very clear.
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19th C. Russian Brass Traveling Icon

Estimate $1,000 - $1,400
Mar 02, 2017
Starting Price $500
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0246: 19th C. Russian Brass Traveling Icon

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Est. $1,000 - $1,400Starting Price $500
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Thu, Mar 02, 2017 10:00 AM
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Lot 0246 Details

Description
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Russia, 19th century CE. A brass molded traveling icon that folds out into a triptych form. The cover shows the cross, with a skull beneath it, on the hill in front of a stylized city. The interior shows Mary, Jesus, and St John, all with fine detail and Cyrillic writing, in the classic Orthodox style. Size when opened: 7.75" W x 3" H (19.7 cm x 7.6 cm)

In order to support traveling priests on missions, bronze and brass religious objects were made that were small enough and light enough to be carried on long journeys through a difficult landscape. These became widespread in Russia in the 17th century, and are often mentioned in the 19th century writings of Pushkin and Chekhov.

Provenance: Ex-Private Orange County, CA collection acquired before 1980

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#118341
Condition
...
Wear and discoloration to surface as shown, especially to back, but interior artwork is very clear.

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