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SAINT BARBARA

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

This tiny travelling icon represents St. Barbara wearing a miniscule martyr's crown and holding a cross in her right hand. All but her sketchily painted face and hands are visible beneath the silvered metal oklad on which a sunburst and the saint's name are engraved. Her draperies are stamped. A plain border frames the icon and a large knop and suspension hook are attached to the top edge. The back is covered in red velvet.

Object name:
SAINT BARBARA
Made from:
Tempera on wood -- silver
Made in:
Russia
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
3.8 x 3.3 cm (1 1/2 x 1 5/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
54.47
Class:
ICON
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION on halo: S. VL M VARVARA
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973