The icon shows an extended version of the Deesis (Greek “prayer” or “supplication”): in the centre is Christ Pantocrator enthroned, surrounding Him are the archangels Michael and Gabriel, the Virgin, St John the Baptist, and two male saints. The icon is encased in a silver-gilt chased and repoussé oklad with rayed halos.
reference number: RI_160
tempera on wooden panel in silver-gilt oklad
36 x 30.2 cm
maker’s mark: Cyrillic initials F.V. of Fyodor Verkhovtsev
assay master’s mark: Cyrillic initials D.T. of Dmitry Tverskoy
assay mark of St.Peterburg, 1847
silver standard: 84 zolotnik