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ST. TIKHON AND ST. MITROPHAN

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

Two canonized archbishops of Voronezh are depicted in this small travelling icon. On the left stands St. Tikhon with mitre, crozier, and panagia and on the right St. Mitrophan, wearing a monk's cowl and also holding a crozier. Their initials are engraved onto the plain halo that surrounds each of their heads. Above them in a scroll of clouds is Christ Pantocrator with the orb and cross. All but the hands and faces of the saints is covered by a silver oklad on which are engraved the saints' vestments and a powerful radiance emanating from the figure of Christ. A narrow silver edge frames the icon and a silver suspension ring is attached to the top edge. The back is covered with brown velvet.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
ST. TIKHON AND ST. MITROPHAN
Made from:
Tempera on wood -- silver
Made in:
Moscow, Russia
Date made:
1862
Size:
8.9 × 7.6 cm (3 1/2 × 3 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
54.37
Class:
ICON
Signature marks:
MARK; INSCRIPTION ICON: verso: "2 right" (in ink); "Ch" (cyrillic in pencil); illegible inscriptions; OKLAD: "S.T." and "S.M." (in the haloes); on lower left recto and on bottom edge: 1) S Sh 1862 (in square) for tester Semen Shebanov (P-L #2116), 2) MN (on diagonal across top r. corner of 1) for unknown maker, 3) 84 for silver content, 4) St. George and the Dragon for Moscow
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Tradition in Transition: Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs"