Russian Imperial Solid Silver Icon. Orthodox Icon of Panagia is an Eastern Orthodox icon of the "Holy Mother of Kazan". Authentic & with the Royal Imperial factory makers mark initialed AC and Marked 84 Silver. 5.0 mm in width. Made from the 84 SOLID silver.
Good condition, regarding its age. Hallmarked left the crown on the icon are marker stamp 84 silver.
Hallmarked along the on the bottom of the end of the icon are marker stamp 84 silver, there is light wear, good so see our many photos to get the best idea of condition. The quality of this Icon is very fine and detailed with beautiful facial painting. Original patina of the metal, creates magnificent beauty of the product. The crown is essentially perfect. The best indication of condition is to study the photographs carefully, photos are part of the description.Expertly painted in egg tempera on wood, an icon depicting the Mother of God, the wonderworking Kazan image modeled on the renowned 16th century prototype. The icon is adorned with a marvelously detailed silver oklad, featuring cut haloes painted with a navy blue Greek key border, wonderful vestments delineated in repousse so that the voluminous drapery folds cascade over Virgin and Child, with meticulously incised details to delineate the patterns and textures of the fabrics, as well as an integral silver frame incised with a stylized geometric pattern.
The oklad is stamped with an assay mark that is difficult to decipher; however, the maker's mark below reads "AC". Icon and oklad are set in a glass - fronted wooden kiot with a gilt pigment liner made to resemble another frame. The strongly modeled visages shaded with stunning sfumato to produce soft, hazy personages suggest a Western European Renaissance influence. Our Lady of Kazan is an icon of the Theotokos and popular in Russia since the 16th century.A close-up variant of the Hodegetria (Directress) style, it is noted mainly for the Child standing, with the Virgin chest-length. The Kazan icons are traditionally small. The Kazan icon of the Virgin remains popular, especially as a wedding gift, and is sometimes associated with Russian nationalism. THERE ARE NO COMPLICATED "TERMS & CONDITIONS"... For all others - personal checks, bankers drafts. Pictures are part of Description. RUSSIAN IMPERIAL 84SILVER ICON ORTHODOX HOLY MATHER KAZAN WOOD EGG TEMPERA" is in sale since Wednesday, February 28, 2018. 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.