Crowned with a golden halo, St. Martyr Empress Alexandra leans on her sword as she stands amid sparse vegetation, gazing up at Christ Pantocrator, who appears to her from cloud scrolls above. Alexandra’s ornate robes emphasise her high station as Roman Empress. The icon is painted in a realistic manner and encased in a heavy gauge silver-gilt engraved and repoussé oklad.
St Martyr Empress Alexandra
reference number: RI_034
second half of the 18th century
tempera on wood panel in silver-gilt oklad
29.5 x 24.5 cm
maker’s mark: Cyrillic initials Ya.M. of Yacov Maslennikov