Russian Traveling Folding Brass Icon

19th century


Brass relief with remnants of black and white enamel, cast in sand

15 1/2 x 6 5/8 inches


The Crucifixion, The Holy Trinity, Western style, Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Glory unto Thee, (Mary with the Prophets) top left of first panel clockwise: The Annunciation, The Nativity, The Presentation of The Virgin in the Temple, Birth of The Virgin, The Presentation of Baby Jesus in the Temple,The Baptism of Jesus Christ, Entry into Jerusalem, The Transfiguration, Descent into Hell, Ascension, Dormition of The Virgin, Pentecost, Four processions, with different versions of the Mother of God. On the cover is the depiction of The Orthodox with the Skull of Adam at the foot of the city of Jerusalem, in the background surrounded by a scrolled motif.