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ST. GURII, ST. SAMON, AND ST. AVIV

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ST. GURII, ST. SAMON, AND ST. AVIV

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

In this small icon of the three patron saints of marriage and the family the full-length figures of St. Gurii, St. Samon, and St. Aviv face the viewer directly, their hands raised in identical gestures of blessing. Each figure follows the type described in 54.33. The figures are rather crudely painted and the board of the icon is thin and uncarved. All but the hands and faces are covered with a silver repousse oklad, with a simple geometric strapwork border set with rosettes at the corners. Each saint has a plain venets with a star shaped border and his name is engraved above his head.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
ST. GURII, ST. SAMON, AND ST. AVIV
Made from:
Tempera on wood -- silver
Made in:
RUSSIA
Date made:
Late 19th c.
Size:
11.1 × 8.9 cm (4 3/8 × 3 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
54.35
Class:
ICON
Signature marks:
MARK; INSCRIPTION ICON: verso: "2 left," "ri u" (cyrillic); "snas Ioannuiu (?)" (cyrillic in pencil); OKLAD: above the saints' heads: "Sv M . . . .SV. M. AVIV"; on bottom edge 1) S.M. (in square) for unknown maker, 2) 4C (in circle)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973