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Russian Icons with Silver Revetment Covers

Antique Russian icons with silver revetment covers are a stunning representation of the intersection between Russian Orthodox Christianity and the artistic traditions of Russia. These icons are unique in that they are beautiful pieces of religious art and valuable historical artifacts that offer a glimpse into Russia's cultural and artistic development over the centuries.

Icons are an essential part of Russian Orthodox worship and are often painted on wood, depicting religious figures and events. However, antique Russian icons with silver revetment covers take this art form to the next level. These icons are embellished with intricately crafted silver covers, known as oklads or revetments, that protect and adorn the painted image. The oklads are often made of silver but can also be made from other precious metals or materials, such as gold, copper, enamel, or even pearls. These covers are usually embossed with religious scenes or designs that reflect the icon's subject matter, such as depictions of saints or biblical stories.

The creation of these beautiful revetments was a highly specialized art form that required the expertise of skilled craftsmen. The process typically involved casting the metal into the desired shape, engraving the design, and fitting the cover onto the icon. Often, the process of creating a revetment was just as intricate and detailed as the painting of the icon itself.

Antique Russian icons with silver revetment covers are highly sought after by collectors, as they offer not only an impressive display of craftsmanship but also a glimpse into the rich cultural history of Russia. 

Antique Russian icons with silver revetment covers are remarkable examples of religious art and craftsmanship. They are not only beautiful to behold but also offer a unique insight into the cultural and artistic traditions of Russia. These icons are valuable historical artifacts that continue to captivate collectors and art enthusiasts worldwide.

Russian Icon - Christ Pantocrator in silver and enamel revetment cover

Finely painted icon depicting Christ Pantocrator covered by gilt silver revetment cover with polychrome enamel halo and details. The cover was made around 1880s by a Moscow silversmith Ivan Alexeev. Retains partially preserved original silk back covering. Preserved in a very good original condition. 

Christ Pantocrator is one of the most common subjects in Russian iconography, and its iconography follows a traditional pattern. In these icons, Christ is depicted as a powerful and majestic figure, with his right hand raised in blessing and his left hand holding an open book of the Gospels. The term "Pantocrator" means "Almighty" or "Ruler of All," and the image of Christ in this role conveys his power and authority as the divine judge and ruler of the world. The icon portrays Christ with a stern expression, indicating his righteous judgment and the seriousness of his message. The icon's composition features Christ's head and shoulders in the center of the image, with his body slightly turned to the right. He is shown wearing a red tunic and blue mantle, with his long hair and beard flowing around his face. The Gospels are opened on Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Overall, the iconography of Christ Pantocrator is a powerful and striking representation of Christ's authority and judgment and a reminder of the spiritual power and majesty of the Christian faith. 

  • ID# 20-RSMIS-11
  • Size 8 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches (22 x 28 cm)
  • Age ca. 1880s
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Oil on gessoed board in gilt silver and enameled cover and halo
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - the Severed Head of St. John the Baptist in gilt silver cover

Spectacular Russian Orthodox icon depicting the Severed Head of St. John the Baptist resting on a platter. An 18th-century central panel was embellished in 1803 by adding borders depicting parents of St. John the Baptist - St. Zechariah and St. Elisabeth and by covering the icon in an elaborate gilt silver cover with the halo further decorated with glass crystals. The inscription on the bottom part of the icon is the Orthodox hymn sung during liturgy dedicated to the Beheading of St. John. The icon's cover is stamped with a hallmark of a silversmith Yegor Antipiev in Moscow and 1803 date. 

  • ID# 09-RSMI-3
  • Size 13 1/2 x 11 in (34 x 28 cm)
  • Age Central panel - 18th century, borders and metal cover - ca. 1803
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera and gilding on gessoed wood in gilt silver revetment cover
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - St. Prophet Elijah & St. Righteous Elizabeth in gilt silver and enamel revetment cover

The icon is depicting two highly venerated Orthodox Saints: St. Prophet Elijah and St. Righteous Elizabeth, Mother of St. John the Baptist. The icon is covered by a fine gilt-silver revetment cover with halos and corners embellished by polychrome enamels. The icon is fully hallmarked with ca. 1908-1917 marks for the city of Moscow and maker's mark СГ (SG) for a famous and prolific Moscow silversmith Semyon Galkin.

  • ID# 1081-015-146-SP2
  • Size 10 1/2 x 9 inches (27 x 23 cm)
  • Age ca. 1908-1917
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials oil on gessoed wood in gilt silver and enameled revetment cover. Original velvet backing
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Spectacular Russian Icon - St. Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra in silver revetment cover with 4 border saints

An impressive icon depicting finely painted image of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and Bishop of Myra flanked by the Virgin Mary and Christ. Borders with four additional saints - the Guardian Angel, St. Savva of Serbia, St. Bucolus, Bishop of Smyrna, and St. Martyr Aquilina. Mounted with silver oklad profusely decorated with chased scrolled foliate. The icon comes in a custom presentation case.

  • ID# 18-RSMIS-45
  • Size 15 x 13 inches (39 x 33 cm)
  • Age ca. 1850's
  • Origin Nevyansk, Ural Mountains of Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on silvered and gessoed wood
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

18-century Fine Russian Icon - Holy Apostle and Evangelist St. John the Theologian in Silence in silver basma

The icon depicts Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian in silence. The Apostle John is shown in the later years, as the elder “Theologian” holding the Gospel in his hands. To his left, an angel is shown whispering the Gospel into John’s ear, yet the Apostle does not look to him but casts his eyes down in contemplation. To his right - an eagle, an animal seen as the king of the birds, traditionally symbolizing St. John. The Saint’s right hand is raised up, making the sign of the cross over his mouth, guarding it lest he was to say something from his own imagination: the great Evangelist is reduced to silence.

  • ID# 1609-RSDI-18
  • Size 15 x 13 1/4 inches (38 x 33.5 cm)
  • Age ca. 18th century
  • Origin Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in silver basma frame
  • Price $7,500
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Spectacular Russian Icon - St. Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra in silver revetment cover with 2 border saints

An impressive icon depicting finely painted image of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and Bishop of Myra flanked by the Virgin Mary and Christ. Borders with two additional saints - St. Sergius of Radonezh on the left and and St. Empress Alexandra on the right. Mounted with an opulent gilt silver revetment cover profusely decorated with chased scrolled foliate and an intricate filligree skirt. The cover is hallmarked with Moscow town mark dated 1895.

  • ID# 18-RSMIS-15
  • Size 14 x 12 inches (35.5 x 30.5 cm)
  • Age ca. 1895
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on parcel gilt and gessoed wood in gilt silver revetment cover
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1857 Fine Russian Icon - Christ in the Tomb (King of Glory) in silver revetment cover

A fine Russian icon depicting Christ in the Tomb also known as King of Glory and Humility of our Lord. This iconography is one of the most ancient images of Christ taking its origins from the 12th century  Byzantium. On the icon, Christ is depicted half-figured, standing in His tomb against the background of the Cross with His head is bowed and eyes are closed. The image is surrounded by the text in Old Slavonic from the Orthodox liturgy of the Great Entrance.

The image on the icon “King of Glory” seems to speak of the connection between the soul and body, death and resurrection, and the transition of Christ from earthly life to his resurrection. The icon symbolizes the earthly suffering of Christ for all mankind and His ascension. In Byzantium and Ancient Rus', the icon of Christ in the Sepulcher was a festive icon of Good Friday.

The icon is finely painted and is covered by a thick silver revetment cover hallmarked with the town mark of Saint-Petersburg, assayer's mark dated 1857, and maker's mark Ф.В for Feodor Verkhovtsev (active 1819-1867). 

  • ID# 558-018-022-SP2
  • Size 13 1/2 x 11 inches (34 x 28 cm)
  • Age ca. 1857
  • Origin Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in silver revetment cover
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

17-century Fine Russian Icon - Saints Zosima and Sabbatius, Founders of the Solovetsky Monastery in silver basma frame

Saints Zosima and Sabbatius, highly venerated Orthodox monastic saints, were founders of the Solovetsky Monastery, a fortified monastery located on the Solovetsky Islands in the White Sea in northern Russia. The Saints are depicted full-figured, facing each other, praying to Christ in the heavens above. St. Zosima is depicted on the left holding a scroll with a traditional text "Do not grieve, brethren, but by this understand, if the essence of my deeds before God will be pleasing, then our monastery will not fail."

  • ID# 1909-RSDI-18
  • Size 12 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches (31.5 x 25 cm)
  • Age ca. 17th century
  • Origin Northern Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in silver basma frame
  • Price $6,500
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - Saint Nicholas, the Wonderworker of Myra in silver cover and kiot frame

Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker and Bishop of Myra (270 - 343), was a historic 4th-century Saint and Greek Bishop of Myra. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nikolas the Wonderworker. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for Santa Claus. His reputation evolved among the faithful, as was common for early Christian saints. 

Saint Nicholas is the patron Saint of sailors, merchants, archers, thieves, children, and students in Greece, Belgium, France, Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Albania, Russia, the Republic of Macedonia, Slovakia, Serbia, and Montenegro. He is also the patron saint of Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Barranquilla, Bari, Beit Jala, Fribourg, Huguenots, Kozani, Liverpool, Paternopoli, Sassari, Siggiewi, and Lorraine. His feast day is 6 December. 

The icon is covered by a parcel-gilt silver revetment cover stamped with Moscow town mark dated 1886 and workmaster's initials HC.

  • ID# 222-013-249-SP2
  • Size Frame: 16 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches (41 x 36 cm)
  • Age ca. 1886
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Oil on gessoed wood in gilt silver revetment cover and glass-fronted wood kilt shadowbox frame
  • Price $3,750
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - Savior of Smolensk in silver revetment cover

An icon of the Savior of Smolensk in a gilded silver oklad revetment cover, Ivan Zakharov, Moscow, 1868, held in a glazed wood kiot shadow frame. The icon showing the Savior at full length with figures of the Venerable Sergius of Radonezh (left) and the Venerable Varlaam of Khutyn (right). His robes are chased and engraved in imitation of draped cloth and His applied halo pierced and engraved. The oklad’s borders are cast and chased with scrolling vines against a stippled ground.

Marks: Struck on the lower border and at lower left on the halo with maker’s mark, Moscow hallmarks with 84 silver standard (.875).

Condition: The icon with numerous minor areas of loss, inpainting, and discoloration. The oklad with minor dings, primarily to the borders.

  • ID# 14-21-SSI-6
  • Size 12 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄4 in. (31.8 × 26 cm)
  • Age ca. Mid-19th century, the oklad, 1868
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Gilded silver, egg tempera and gesso on wood panel, wood, glass
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

ca. 1831 Fine Russian Icon - Our Lady of the Sign in silver revetment cover

Our Lady of the Sign is one of the most beloved Russian miracleworking icons of Theotokos. The icon depicts Her during the Annunciation at the moment of saying, "May it be done to me according to your word." (Luke 1:38). The Virgin Mary is depicted frontally half-length, with her hands raised in a praying position and the Child Jesus within a round aureole upon her breast representing him at the moment of his conception. The term Virgin of the Sign is a reference to the prophecy of Isaiah 7:14: "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

The icon dates to the 18th century, while the silver revetment cover is dating to 1831, the maker's mark of an unidentified Moscow silversmith with initials "C•Ж". 

  • ID# 586-015-145-SP2
  • Size 12 1/2 x 11 inches (38 x 32 cm)
  • Age ca. 1831
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in silver revetment cover
  • Price $5,750
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1861 fine Russian Icon of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in silver revetment cover

The Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God is a Great Feast of the Eastern Orthodox Church (corresponding to the Western feast of the Assumption) that commemorates the "falling asleep" or death of the Mother of God, and her bodily resurrection before being taken up into Heaven. The Theotokos is depicted lying on a bier, surrounded by the twelve Apostles. At the center, Jesus Christ is shown in a golden mandorla, swaddling the soul of the Virgin Mary. To either side of him are depicted the Hieromartyrs Dionysius the Areopagite and Ignatius the God-Bearer, who, according to sacred tradition, are responsible for transmitting the account of the dormition. The buildings in the background represent Mary's house and the Temple of Jerusalem. On the lower center, the assault of the High Priest is depicted in which the Jewish priest's hands were cut off by the Archangel Michael after he unsuccessfully tried to overturn Mary's brier.

With St. Phillip the Apostle and St. venerable Anastasiya border saints. The icon is covered by a fine oklad revetment cover of thick silver with hallmarks ИВ and Moscow town marks dated 1861. 

 

 

  • ID# 332-002-107-SP2
  • Size 14 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches (36 x 30 cm)
  • Age ca. 1861
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera and gilding on gessoed wood in silver revetment cover
  • Price $5,500
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1913 Russian Icon - St. Prince Alexander Nevsky in silver revetment cover and kiot shadowbox frame

Saint Alexander Nevsky (†1263), proclaimed Saint of the Russian Orthodox Church by Metropolite Macariy in 1547, was the Prince of Novgorod and Grand Prince of Vladimir during some of the most trying times in Russian history. Commonly regarded as the key figure of medieval Russia, rose to legendary status on account of his military victories over the German and Swedish invaders while employing collaborationist policies towards the powerful Golden Horde. Saint Alexander Nevsky is depicted full-figured wearing the Imperial gown over a suit of armor and standing next to the draped table with Tsar Monomakh's cap on it

The icon is hallmarked with Moscow town mark dating to 1908-1917 and has presentation inscriptions on the back, dating to 1913 and 1925. 

  • ID# 1296-011-058-SP2
  • Size 7 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches (20 x 17 cm)
  • Age ca. 1913
  • Origin Moscow,
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in silver revetment cover and glass-fronted shadowbox frame
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1849 Russian Icon - Christ Pantocrator in silver revetment cover

Christ Pantocrator is one of the most common subjects in Russian iconography, and its iconography follows a traditional pattern. In these icons, The term "Pantocrator" means "Almighty" or "Ruler of All," and the image of Christ in this role conveys his power and authority as the divine judge and ruler of the world. The icon portrays Christ with a stern expression, indicating his righteous judgment and the seriousness of his message. The icon's composition features Christ as Pantocrator - pictured half-figured blessing with his right hand while holding an Orb and a Cross in his left hand. It is covered by an ornate silver oklad revetment cover with a separately attached multilayered gilt-silver halo.

The icon is hallmarked with a town mark for the Russian town of Kostroma, the silversmith's mark BC for Vassily Savelyev, and the assayer's mark dated 1849. The icon is framed in a contemporary gilt wood frame. 

  • ID# 1036-015-004-SP2
  • Size 11 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches (29 x 25 cm)
  • Age ca. 1849
  • Origin Kostroma, Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in parcel gilt silver revetment cover
  • Price $1,750
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

18c Russian Icon - Our Lady of Tikhvin in gilt silver cover

Our Lady of Tikhvin (Tikhvinskaya) is one of the most celebrated and beautiful wonderworking icons of the Mother of God. Traditionally, it is said to be one of the icons painted by Saint Luke the Evangelist and is a contemporary of the Mother of God herself. The appearance of the icon is celebrated on June 26. The icon has a long history. During the Soviet oppression of the Orthodox Church, the original Theotokos of Tikhvin icon was brought to the USA for safekeeping. In 2004 it was transferred back to Russia to return to its home village of Tikhvin. In the iconographic sense, it is a Hodigitria type with the slightly inclined position of the Mother of God toward the Infant, Who is depicted on the left side of the image. The hand of the Mother of God is raised toward her breast as a sign of silent worship of her Son.

The icon is covered in an unmarked gilt silver revetment cover. 

  • ID# 1339-002-091-SP2
  • Size 6 x 5 1/2 inches (15 x 14 cm)
  • Age ca. 18th century
  • Origin Moscow?, Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in gilt-silver revetment cover
  • Price SOLD!
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Fine Russian icon - Our Lady of Kazan in silver oklad & kiot shadowbox frame

Fine Russian icon depicting Our Lady of Kazan covered by a finely chased gilt silver oklad revetment cover. The cover of the icon is hallmarked with  Moscow town mark dating 1883. The icon is housed in an attractive original glass-fronted wooden kiot shadowbox frame. 

  • ID# 595-031-144-SP2
  • Size in frame: 12 1/2 x 11 inches (32 x 28 cm)
  • Age ca. 1883
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in parcel gilt silver cover in original glass-fronted wooden kiot shadowframe
  • Price $1,275
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian icon - Our Lady of Kazan in silver oklad & kiot shadowbox frame

Our Lady of Kazan is a holy icon of the highest stature within the Russian Orthodox Church and is considered a palladium of Russia for centuries until its theft and likely destruction in 1904. The icon represents the Virgin Mary as the protector and patroness of the city of Kazan. It is 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, following the original. The Kazan icon was very popular in Russia, especially as a wedding gift, and many copies were made in the design of the original. Two major Kazan Cathedrals, in Moscow and St. Petersburg, are consecrated to Our Lady of Kazan, as are numerous churches throughout the land. Her feast days are July 21 and November 4. 

  • ID# 1069-008-086-SP2
  • Size 11 x 9 1/2 inches (28 x 24 cm)
  • Age ca. 1910
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in parcel gilt silver cover, glass-fronted shadowbox kit frame
  • Price $1,200
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - St. George Slaying the Dragon in silver frame

The oldest icons depicting Saint George as a horseman killing the dragon date to the 12th century.  The motif becomes popular especially in Georgian and Russian tradition, but it is also found in Greek icons. The saint is depicted in the style of a Roman cavalryman in the tradition of the "Thracian Heros". In Russian Orthodox tradition, the icon is known as  "the Miracle of George and the Dragon" as well as "Saint George the Victorybearer."

The Great Martyr Saint George is depicted as a mounted soldier striking with a lance a dragon beneath his horse. On the right is the town of Silene with a princess Elisaba, whose fate is in George’s hands, standing at the gate. The scene is titled in Old Slavonic as  "Saint George the Victorybearer."  

  • ID# 778-010-015-SP2
  • Size 12 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches (31 x 26 cm)
  • Age ca. 1880s
  • Origin Provincial Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in silver basma frame
  • Price $1,200
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian icon - Our Lady of Kazan in silver oklad & kiot shadowbox frame

Our Lady of Kazan is a holy icon of the highest stature within the Russian Orthodox Church and is considered a palladium of Russia for centuries until its theft and likely destruction in 1904. The icon represents the Virgin Mary as the protector and patroness of the city of Kazan. It is 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, following the original. The Kazan icon was very popular in Russia, especially as a wedding gift, and many copies were made in the design of the original. Two major Kazan Cathedrals, in Moscow and St. Petersburg, are consecrated to Our Lady of Kazan, as are numerous churches throughout the land. Her feast days are July 21 and November 4. 

  • ID# 1226-002-001-SP2
  • Size 10 1/4 x 9 inches (26 x 23 cm)
  • Age ca. 1880s
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in parcel gilt silver cover, beads, glass-fronted shadowbox kit frame
  • Price $1,000
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1840 Russian Icon - Our Lady of Kazan in silver revetment cover

Our Lady of Kazan is a holy icon of the highest stature within the Russian Orthodox Church and considered a palladium of Russia for centuries, until its theft and likely destruction in 1904. The icon represents the Virgin Mary as the protector and patroness of the city of Kazan. It is 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, following the original. The Kazan icon was very popular in Russia, especially as a wedding gift, and many copies were made in the design of the original. Two major Kazan Cathedrals, in Moscow and St. Petersburg, are consecrated to Our Lady of Kazan, as are numerous churches throughout the land. Her feast days are July 21 and November 4.

  • ID# 116-1009-015-139-SP1
  • Size 9 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (25 x 21 cm)
  • Age ca. 1840
  • Origin St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in silver revetment cover
  • Price $975
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1876 Russian Icon - Our Lady of Kazan in gilt silver revetment cover

Our Lady of Kazan is a holy icon of the highest stature within the Russian Orthodox Church and is considered a palladium of Russia for centuries until its theft and likely destruction in 1904. The icon represents the Virgin Mary as the protector and patroness of the city of Kazan. It is 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, following the original. The Kazan icon was very popular in Russia, especially as a wedding gift, and many copies were made in the design of original. In Moscow and St. Petersburg, two major Kazan Cathedrals are consecrated to Our Lady of Kazan, as are numerous churches throughout the land. Her feast days are July 21 and November 4. 

The icon is covered with a gilt silver cover hallmarked with a town mark of Moscow, assayer's mark dated 1877 and maker's mark СГ for a well-known maker Semyon Galkin. 

  • ID# 1325-001-112-SP2
  • Size 6 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches (17 x 14 cm)
  • Age ca. 1877
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in parcel gilt silver revetment cover
  • Price $975
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1799 Small Russian Icon - St. Venerable Theodosius of Totma in silver revetment cover

The icon is depicting St. Theodosius, the Miracleworker of Totma blessed by Christ in Heavens, with his monastery in the back of him. The finely executed silver cover is hallmarked with 84 zolotniks silver purity mark, workmaster's initials A•Я, and St. Petersburg town mark dated 1799. 

  • ID# 1367-000-001-SP2
  • Size 6 x 7 inches (15 x 17.5 cm)
  • Age ca. 1799
  • Origin Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in silver revetment cover
  • Price $975
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - Christ Pantocrator in silver oklad cover & kiot frame

Christ Pantocrator refers to a specific depiction of Christ. The most common translation of Pantocrator is "Almighty" or "All-powerful". In this understanding, Pantocrator is a compound word formed from the Greek words for "all" and the noun "strength" (κρατος). This is often understood in terms of potential power; i.e., ability to do anything, omnipotence. The iconic image of Christ Pantocrator was one of the first images of Christ developed in the Early Christian Church and remains a central icon of the Eastern Orthodox Church. In the half-length image, Christ holds the Gospels in his left hand and makes the gesture of blessing with his right.

The silver resentment cover is hallmarked by a prolific Moscow silversmith Semyon Galkin and dated 1896.

  • ID# 351-1009-088-089-SP1
  • Size 9 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches (24 x 20 cm)
  • Age ca. 1896
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in gilt and gilt silver cover and glass-fronted kiot shadowbox frame
  • Price $875
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - Christ Pantocrator in silver oklad cover & kiot frame

Christ Pantocrator refers to a specific depiction of Christ. The most common translation of Pantocrator is "Almighty" or "All-powerful". In this understanding, Pantocrator is a compound word formed from the Greek words for "all" and the noun "strength" (κρατος). This is often understood in terms of potential power; i.e., ability to do anything, omnipotence. The iconic image of Christ Pantocrator was one of the first images of Christ developed in the Early Christian Church and remains a central icon of the Eastern Orthodox Church. In the half-length image, Christ holds the Gospels in his left hand and makes the gesture of blessing with his right.

The silver resentment cover is hallmarked by a prolific Moscow silversmith Semyon Galkin and dated 1877.

  • ID# 266-1009-036-057-SP1
  • Size 9 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (25 x 21 cm)
  • Age ca. 1877
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials egg tempera on gessoed wood under a silver revetment cover and glass-fronted gilt kiot shadowbox frame
  • Price $875
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

ca. 1880 Russian Icon - St. Nicholas of Myra in silver revetment cover

Saint Nicholas of Myra (270 - 343), was a historic 4th-century Saint and Greek Bishop of Myra. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nikolas the Wonderworker. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for Santa Claus. His reputation evolved among the faithful, as was common for early Christian saints. 

Saint Nicholas is the patron Saint of sailors, merchants, archers, thieves, children, and students in Greece, Belgium, France, Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Albania, Russia, the Republic of Macedonia, Slovakia, Serbia, and Montenegro. He is also the patron saint of Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Barranquilla, Bari, Beit Jala, Fribourg, Huguenots, Kozani, Liverpool, Paternopoli, Sassari, Siggiewi, and Lorraine. His feast day is 6 December. 

The icon is covered by silver revetment cover with a ca. 1880's Moscow town mark and maker's mark AC for Alexander Sparyshkin. 

  • ID# 1342-097-048-SP2
  • Size 5 1/4 x 4 1/3 inches (13 x 11 cm)
  • Age ca. 1880s
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in silver revetment cover
  • Price $875
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Small Russian Icon - the Pokrov, the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God in silver cover

The finely executed silver cover is hallmarked with the date 1817 and the workmaster's initials A•Я and T•R.

  • ID# 1309-026-288-SP2
  • Size 6 3/4 x 5 inches (17 x 13 cm)
  • Age ca. 1817
  • Origin Central Russia
  • Materials egg tempera on gessoed wood in silver cover
  • Price $875
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Small Russian Icon - the Vision of St. Sergius of Radonezh in silver cover

The finely executed silver cover is hallmarked with 84 zolotniks silver purity mark and the worksmaster's initials. 

  • ID# 1367-020-114-SP2
  • Size 7 x 5 1/4 inches (17 x 13.5 cm)
  • Age ca. 1870s
  • Origin Central Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in silver revetment cover
  • Price $825
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - Christ Pantocrator in silver revetment cover

Christ Pantocrator refers to a specific depiction of Christ. The most common translation of Pantocrator is "Almighty" or "All-powerful". In this understanding, Pantocrator is a compound word formed from the Greek words for "all" and the noun "strength" (κρατος). This is often understood in terms of potential power, i.e., the ability to do anything, omnipotence. The iconic image of Christ Pantocrator was one of the first images of Christ developed in the Early Christian Church and remains a central icon of the Eastern Orthodox Church. In the half-length image, Christ holds the Gospels in his left hand and makes the blessing gesture with his right. The Gospels are opened on Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” 

  • ID# 205-1009-030-041-SP1
  • Size 8 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches (21 x 17 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Oil on wooden panel in gilt silver revetment cover
  • Price $775
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - St. Nicholas of Myra in silver revetment cover

Saint Nicholas of Myra (270 - 343), was a historic 4th-century Saint and Greek Bishop of Myra. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nikolas the Wonderworker. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for Santa Claus. His reputation evolved among the faithful, as was common for early Christian saints. 

Saint Nicholas is the patron Saint of sailors, merchants, archers, thieves, children, and students in Greece, Belgium, France, Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Albania, Russia, the Republic of Macedonia, Slovakia, Serbia, and Montenegro. He is also the patron saint of Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Barranquilla, Bari, Beit Jala, Fribourg, Huguenots, Kozani, Liverpool, Paternopoli, Sassari, Siggiewi, and Lorraine. His feast day is 6 December. 

The icon is covered by an unmarked parcel-gilt silver revetment cover. 

  • ID# 1302-032-075-SP2
  • Size 7 x 6 inches (18 x 15 cm)
  • Age ca. 19th century
  • Origin Central Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in silver revetment cover
  • Price $775
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Small Russian Icon - Our Lady of the Sign in silver revetment cover

Our Lady of the Sign is one of the most beloved Russian miracle-working icons of Theotokos. The icon depicts Her during the Annunciation at the moment of saying, "May it be done to me according to your word." (Luke 1:38). The Virgin Mary is depicted frontally half-length, with her hands raised in a praying position, and the Child Jesus within a round aureole upon her breast representing him at the moment of his conception. The term Virgin of the Sign is a reference to the prophecy of Isaiah 7:14: "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."

  • ID# 1335-015-090-SP2
  • Size 6 1/3 x 5 1/2 inches (16 x 14 cm)
  • Age ca. mid-19th century
  • Origin Moscow, (?) Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in silver revetment cover and contemporary glass-fronted gilt wood frame
  • Price $750
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - Metropolitan Mitrophan, Miraclewoorker of Voronezh in silver cover

Saint Mitrophan (Mitrofan) of Voronezh (†1703) was the first bishop of Voronezh who was reputed to have possessed miracle-working powers. When his tomb was opened 14 years after his death, Mitrophan's body was found to be incorrupt and his relics were proclaimed to have healing powers. After he was formally canonized in 1832 and Tsar Nicholas I paid a visit to his shrine, his fame increased and large numbers of pilgrims from Central Russia started flocking to his tomb in Voronezh.

  • ID# 139-1009-018-202-SP1
  • Size 9 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches (24 x 21 cm)
  • Age ca. 1850's
  • Origin Provincial Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood, silver cover
  • Price $700
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian icon - Our Lady of Kazan in silver revetment cover

Our Lady of Kazan is a holy icon of the highest stature within the Russian Orthodox Church and considered a palladium of Russia for centuries, until its theft and likely destruction in 1904. The icon represents the Virgin Mary as the protector and patroness of the city of Kazan. It is 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, following the original. The Kazan icon was very popular in Russia, especially as a wedding gift, and many copies were made in the design of the original. Two major Kazan Cathedrals, in Moscow and St. Petersburg, are consecrated to Our Lady of Kazan, as are numerous churches throughout the land. Her feast days are July 21 and November 4. 

  • ID# 90-1009-013-270-SP1
  • Size 7 x 5 1/2 inches (18 x 14 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Painted Icon in silver revetment cover
  • Price $675
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - 3 Saints: St. Gregory the Theologian, St. John Chrysostom & St. Aviv in silver revetment cover

  • ID# 347-086-084-SP1
  • Size 7 x 6 inches (18 x 15 cm)
  • Age ca. 19th century
  • Origin Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in silver revetment cover
  • Price $675
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Small Russian icon - Joy to All Who Sorrow Mother of God in silver revetment cover

Small icon in silver revetment cover depicting Joy to All Who Sorrow Mother of God. Hallmarked with ca. Moscow 1869 mark. 

  • ID# 60-103-038-SP1
  • Size 6.5 x 5 cm (2 3/4 x 2 inches)
  • Age ca. 1869
  • Origin Moscow
  • Materials silver, wood, egg tempera
  • Price $575
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian icon - Christ Pantocrator in silver revetment cover

Christ Pantocrator refers to a specific depiction of Christ. The most common translation of Pantocrator is "Almighty" or "All-powerful". In this understanding, Pantocrator is a compound word formed from the Greek words for "all" and the noun "strength" (κρατος). This is often understood in terms of potential power; i.e., ability to do anything, omnipotence. The iconic image of Christ Pantocrator was one of the first images of Christ developed in the Early Christian Church and remains a central icon of the Eastern Orthodox Church. In the half-length image, Christ holds the Gospels in his left hand and makes the gesture of blessing with his right.

The Gospels are opened on Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

 

  • ID# 1009-008-024
  • Size 8 1/2 x 7 inches (22 x 18 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Oil on gessoed wood in silver cover
  • Price $550
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Small Russian Icon - Christ Pantocrator in gilt silver revetment cover

Christ Pantocrator refers to a specific depiction of Christ. The most common translation of Pantocrator is "Almighty" or "All-powerful". In this understanding, Pantocrator is a compound word formed from the Greek words for "all" and the noun "strength" (κρατος). This is often understood in terms of potential power, i.e., the ability to do anything, omnipotence. The iconic image of Christ Pantocrator was one of the first images of Christ developed in the Early Christian Church and remained a central icon of the Eastern Orthodox Church. 

Christ is depicted half-length, holding the Gospels in his left hand and making the blessing gesture with his right. The Gospels are opened on John 13:34 "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another."

  • ID# 1354-22-134-SP2
  • Size 5 1/4 x 4 1/3 inches (13 x 11 cm)
  • Age ca. 1908-1917
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood under a gilt silver cover
  • Price $525
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Small Russian Icon - Christ Pantocrator in gilt silver revetment cover

Christ Pantocrator refers to a specific depiction of Christ. The most common translation of Pantocrator is "Almighty" or "All-powerful". In this understanding, Pantocrator is a compound word formed from the Greek words for "all" and the noun "strength" (κρατος). This is often understood in terms of potential power, i.e., the ability to do anything, omnipotence. The iconic image of Christ Pantocrator was one of the first images of Christ developed in the Early Christian Church and remained a central icon of the Eastern Orthodox Church. 

Christ is depicted half-length, holding an Orb and a Cross in his left hand and making the blessing gesture with his right. 

  • ID# 1358-23-265-SP2
  • Size 4 x 3 3/4 inches (10 x 8 cm)
  • Age ca. 1860s
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood under a gilt silver cover
  • Price $500
  • Orthodox Cross

Small Russian Icon - The Decollation of St. John the Baptist in silver cover

Saint John the Baptist was a Jewish itinerant preacher in the early first century AD who is revered as a major religious figure in Christianity, Islam, and other faiths. He is called a prophet by all of these traditions and is honored as a saint in many Christian traditions. The Orthodox faithful believe that John was the last of the Old Testament prophets, thus serving as a bridge between that period of revelation and the New Covenant. They also teach that, following his death, John descended into Hades and there once more preached that Jesus the Messiah was coming, so he was the Forerunner of Christ in death as he had been in life. Eastern Orthodox churches will often have an icon of St. John the Baptist in a place of honor on the iconostasis, and he is frequently mentioned during the Divine Services. Every Tuesday throughout the year is dedicated to his memory.

According to the Tradition, Herod's daughter Herodias danced before Herod, who was so pleased that he offered her anything she asked for in return. When the girl asks her mother what she should request, she is told to demand the head of John the Baptist. Reluctantly, Herod orders the beheading of John, and his head is delivered to her, at her request, on a plate. (Mark 6:17–29).

  • ID# 15A-1009-017-144-SP1
  • Size 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches (6 x 6.5 cm)
  • Age ca. 1880s
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in silver frame
  • Price $475
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

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