Monumental Church Icon of Christ Enthroned


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reference number: RI_177

18th century

tempera on wooden panel in silver-gilt oklad

120 x 85 cm

oklad:

maker’s mark: D. Andreev in Cyrillic

assay mark of St Peterburg, 1845

silver standard: 84 zolotnik

A monumental church icon showing Christ seated on a luxurious golden throne holding an open book of Gospels with his left hand and making the blessing gesture with his right; the Saviour is flanked by two winged angels, he wears a crown and a resplendent strawberry red attire embossed with gold embroider foliate design with gold trim, two-winged cherubims by his feet.

 

The icon is encased in a heavy repoussé in high relief and chased silver oklad with gilt haloes, the border with a floral Neo-Rococo motif. 

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