Russian Icons, Wall Hangings
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Russian Icons, Wall Hangings:
These icons were purchased at Somerset sale, Edgewood Clubhouse, South Lake Tahoe. They are fashioned of hammered silver and gilt-plated metal. Photo 1 is titled Deesis, The Virgin, The Saviour in Majesty, St. John the Baptist, Russian end 19-th c. 12 x 10 cm. Photo 2 is titled Christ, Russian end 19-th c. 14 x 13 cm. As shown in Photo 3, both have brown velvet backing with silver hooks for hanging.They were made in the time of the Tsars when religious icons were displayed in churches and dachas.