Folding triptych icon of the Smolensk Mother of God Russia, Moscow, Kremlin workshop, 1650-1660
Lot 1039
Folding triptych icon of the Smolensk Mother of God
Russia, Moscow, Kremlin workshop, 1650-1660
Sold for US$ 173,000 inc. premium

Lot Details
Folding triptych icon of the Smolensk Mother of God Russia, Moscow, Kremlin workshop, 1650-1660 Folding triptych icon of the Smolensk Mother of God Russia, Moscow, Kremlin workshop, 1650-1660 Folding triptych icon of the Smolensk Mother of God Russia, Moscow, Kremlin workshop, 1650-1660
Folding triptych icon of the Smolensk Mother of God
Russia, Moscow, Kremlin workshop, 1650-1660
tempera on wood with gilding, silver gilt oklad, metal frame, unmarked
total 34.75 x 89cm (13 5/8 x 35in)

Footnotes

  • Exhibited
    Washington, DC, Hillwood Museum & Gardens, Tradition in Transition: Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs, 2004

    Literature
    Wendy R. Salmond, Tradition in Transition: Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs, Hillwood Museum & Gardens, Washington, DC, 2004, no. 19, p. 49, illustrated

    The central image depicts one of the most venerated images in Russian Orthodoxy, the Mother of God of Smolensk. The side panels are decorated with densely painted scenes following the Book of the Six Days of Services (Shestodnev) and scenes of the Saturday of All Saints. Taken as a whole, the icon represents the church services of the entire week, and was intended for private veneration.

    Тонкого письма складень отличается высоким художественным уровнем и необычной иконографией. Образ одной из самых чтимых на Руси чудотворных икон – Богоматери Смоленской обрамлен плотными композициями боковых крыльев с изображением Шестоднева – праздников и святых, вспоминаемых Церковью каждый день недели, и сценой Суббота всех святых, - субботних служб. Вкупе с центральным образом складень представляет собой церковные службы каждой недели и предназначался для личного использования..
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