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SAINTS FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER: ST. VASILII (?)

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SAINTS FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER: ST. VASILII (?)

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The miniature is one of seven fragments from a mineological icon of saints whose feastdays are celebrated in October. It depicts St. Vasilii (?) wearing the bishop's mitre, omophorion, and blue felon over a pink sakkos. He stands in a grassy landscape with mountains in the distance, both hands raised in prayer. A narrow border at the top is inscribed with his name and a fragmentary date (1?th)

Category:
paintings
Object name:
SAINTS FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER: ST. VASILII (?)
Made from:
Tempera on wood
Made in:
RUSSIA
Date made:
18th c.
Size:
7.5 x 3.8 cm (2 15/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
54.49.4
Class:
ICON
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION; LABEL recto: "PREPOBNAGO EPKA NASHEGO VASILIIA"; verso: "N8 No 10316/9 2r" (on label), "34" (on red bordered label)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973