Monthly Archive:: June 2015
Erotic girl, portrait of an Italian beauty with pearls and a choker leaning back and gazing the spectator. Canvas in an original empire frame, size: 41,4 x 32,6 cm. Attributed to Count Pietro Antonio Rotari and Workshop, Verona 1707, St. Petersburg 1762. Rotari and his pupils painted 160 similar portraits for Catharina the Great of Russia which
. MG9340: Greek icon depicting King David. The icon is partly restored and is only a fragment, of the original icon. The oval with the King David is surrounded by a beautifully carved, guilt frame. This piece is most likely coming from the top row of a Greek iconostasis. Circa 1700. Old Greek
MG 5281: RIZZA BELONGING TO MG 5280 In the oklad/rizza a text is engraved saying: “ Donated by the Virgin (nun) Alexandra Feodorovna”. Size 31,5 x 27 cm. This beautyfull hand hammered baroque silver rizza, is dated 1847 and belongs to the Holy Mandulion Icon. Antique Russian Wooden Icons Amsterdam .
MG 5280:RUSSIAN ICON DEPICTING THE HOLY MANDULION, CIRCA 1700: This Icon depicts the Holy Mandulion, the Face of Christ,not made by human hands. The legend of the Mandulion is similar to the western story of Veronika who wiped the Face of Jesus with a piece of cloth. The Icon is painted in the Style of
MG 5287: 18th CENTURY FIVE FIELD ICON WITH TWO DIFFERENT ELOUSA MOTHER OF GOD TYPES On this 18th century five field Icon we see different holy images chosen by the person who commissioned the Icon. In the upper register left, we see the feast of the Elevation of the True Cross, on the right the