4500 | Russian Icon of Savior of Smolensk

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Mid 19th century, Moscow, Russia. Egg tempera, gesso on wood panel. Overlaid with silver-gilt chased and repousse oklad, held in glazed wood kiot. Hallmarked: Moscow, 1868, Imperial warrant and 84 standard (875/1000 silver), Cyrillic maker’s mark Ivan Zakharov.

Size: 31.4 × 26.8 cm (12 ¼ x 10 ¼ in)

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

The icon showing the Savior at full length with figures of the Venerable Sergius of Radonezh (left) and the Venerable Varlaam of Khutyn (right).