Russian Icon 19th century Antique LARGE (Tikhvinskaya Mother of God), for sale July 28 Auction

LOT 138

Title: (Tikhvinskaya Mother of God)
Medium: Egg tempera, gold leaf and gesso on thick wood panel with a kovcheg
Size: 61 x 46 cm (24 x 18 1/4 in.)
Date: 19th century
NOTES: The Holy Virgin depicted on a saturated gold leaf background. Her red cloak is richly decorated with bright intricate details, contrasting with the drapes of her mantle lined in black. The haloes of Christ Child and Mary are only outlined with red and white, helping to wholly concentrate the viewer`s attention on the faces.