Early 20th century
2 1/4 in.
Bequest of David P. Harris ('46), 2020
This one sided Russian silver icon shows the Mother of God, half-figure, with the superimposed image of the Infant Christ, an iconographic type called "the Virgin of the Womb." On either side of the Virgin's head is a seraph. At the bottom of the icon are the stamped maker's initials, E.K., and a stamp with the number 84 and an equestrian figure facing the left. The icon is contained in a silver frame, with a ring at the top, the frame also displaying the above stamps. This pendant was formerly in the collection of Charles Gibbes, tutor to the Imperial Family of Tsar Nicholas II.
Purchased from Iconostas, London, in 1989.
The Byzantine World