Unique Rare Icon, Prayed and B lessed!! A RUSSIAN KOWTSCHEG ICON OF THE ANNUNCIATION in A GILT 84 SILVER OKLAD. Fabulous, Magnificent ORTHODOX RUSSIAN ICON. Egg tempera oil on wood panel painting. 100% Authenticity, Russian 84 Silver Icon with factory mint mark. 20 mm in thickness. 7.00 Inch height. 0.75 Inch in thickness. Russian Imperial, 84 solid Silver. The quality of this Icon is very fine and detailed, The Oklad is Gilded Silver, has mark 84 silver, and beautiful original painting on the wood under the oklad. Original patina of the gold and silver metal creates magnificent beauty of the product. Excellent condition, no wear of any kind visible to the unaided eye. The icons oklad of the gold retains beautiful luster throughout. Russian Imperial Silver Icon authentity Guaranteed. Composite of antique hard wood boards with two reinforced on the sides – Sponki. Kowtscheg on the wood board, egg tempera on chalk, partial gold plating. Three border saints: two guardian angels, and Mary Magdalene. The plot with two angels is more rare and unique. An extremely attractive, essentially flawless piece. The Icon very collectible piece, is in good condition and looks amazing. The quality of this Icon is very fine and detailed with beautiful facial painting. A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE ANNUNCIATION IN A GILT SILVER OKLAD, St. Depicting Archangel Gabriel bringing the News to the Virgin Mary. God Father overlooking from above and beside him the Holy Spirit sending blessings. This icon depicts the dramatic moment described in Luke 1:28 when the angel Gabriel appears to Mary and announces the role she is to play in the birth of our Savior. An ornate border featuring floral motif. Cyrillic maker`s mark BC and assayer`s mark of unknown mint mark master, dated 1886, St. Petersburg town mark, 84 standard Silver. Egg tempera and gesso on a wood panel. The Gospel account of the Annunciation is told in Luke 1:26-38. The story begins: In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgins name was Mary. And he came to her and said, Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you. Icons of the Annunciation have been common since the 6th century. The oldest known image of the Annunciation was painted in the 2nd century in the catacomb of Priscilla in Rome. In 431 AD, the Council of Ephesus proclaimed Mary to be “Theotokos” or “God Bearer, ” greatly encouraging devotion to her as an important component of Christian life. By the 6th century, various feasts linked to the life of Mary were added to the church calendar including The Annunciation, celebrated nine months before Christmas on March 25. Icons of the Annunciation have been part of the sequence illustrating the twelve special holy days of the church liturgical year ever since. There are two different forms of this image dating from antiquity. A newer version shows Mary standing to receive the angels message. Our reproduction is derived from the older version, showing Mary seated and spinning yarn as Gabriel greets her. This image draws inspiration from Lukes account and from the apocryphal Protevangelium of James, probably written in the late 2nd century. That story elaborates upon the Gospel infancy accounts found in Matthew and Luke. It tells of Mary spinning scarlet and purple yarn for the veil in the Temple. Mary is dressed in her traditional garb of a blue chiton and head band, covered by a deep wine red cloak or maphorion. The star symbols on her shoulders and head signify her perpetual virginity; before, during, and after bearing Jesus. Her hand is turned outward, expressing surprise and apprehension. The image captures the moment in time from Luke 1:34; How can this be… The angel Gabriel is presented to us with one wing raised and feet positioned as if running a race. This signifies his role as a messenger from God. A circle at the top of the icon with streamer descending toward Mary reminds us of the Holy Spirit coming upon her to effect Jesus conception. The red cloth draped above the architecture in the background is an iconography device used to signify that the action actually took place indoors, even though it is shown outside. The platform and chair supporting Mary are drawn in a distorted fashion known as inverse perspective. Realistic perspective in a painting calls for objects that are near to be drawn larger than equal objects that are further away. Iconography know how to draw realistically, but they choose to invert the perspective to draw the viewer into the scene. Icons are meant to be studied deeply, not merely viewed. There is no source of natural light in this icon and no shadows. Rather, each person and object appears to be its own source of light. Iconography tradition uses this technique to symbolize the Divine light suffusing every part of the holy image. THERE ARE NO COMPLICATED “TERMS & CONDITIONS”… For all others – personal checks, bankers drafts. Pictures are part of Description. The item “1886y. RUSSIAN IMPERIAL ORTHODOX RELIGIOUS ICON ANNUNCIATION EGG TEMPURA PAINTIN” is in sale since Monday, December 16, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Christianity\Icons”. The seller is “rima83″ and is located in North Miami Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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