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ST. SAVVA AND ST. AGAFIA

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

In this miniature icon, probably part of a mineological icon for the month of February, the bearded St. Savva is clad in a warrior's armor and cloak, and holds a spear. The holy martyr St. Agafia wears a red maphorion with chrysography and holds out her right arm palm upward in a gesture of eloquence. They are painted on an olive ground against a gold leaf sky and their names are inscribed in black above their heads. A red filenka frames the icon.

Object name:
ST. SAVVA AND ST. AGAFIA
Made from:
Tempera on wood
Made in:
Russia
Date made:
18th c.-19th c.
Size:
5.1 × 4.1 cm (2 × 1 5/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
54.43
Class:
ICON
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION; LABEL recto: "SAVVA STRA AGAFIIA"; verso: "TORGSIN SSSR . . . TSIANAL'NAIA" (printed label, the last two words in reverse), "3r" (in pencil)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973