1 3/8 in.
Bequest of David P. Harris ('46), 2020
Purchased from Iconostas, London, in 1989.
Brad Hostetler, with Ani Parnagian, "From Private to Public: The Collection of David P. Harris," in Ethiopian Objects in the Blick-Harris Study Collection: Art, Context, and the Persistence of Form, eds. Brad Hostetler, and Lynn Jones, Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture 8, no. 1 (Spring 2022): 5–25. https://digital.kenyon.edu/perejournal/vol8/iss1/1/
This two-sided silver icon shows St. Barbara on the obverse and the Dormition on the reverse. St. Barbara appears half-figure, holding a cross in her right hand and a sword in her left. The background contains a repeated diamond figure and, on the left, a tower. On the left border is stamped "84," on the right the maker's initials, N.R. St. Barbara's name in Russian appears at the top. The Dormition of the reverse appears against the diamond-figured background, the Russian word for Dormition appearing at the bottom.