A Russian Icon of the Bogolyubskaya Mother of God with Gilded Silver, Filigree, and Enamel Oklad, Russia, late 19th century
The Mother of God stands at full length at left holding a scroll and gesturing toward the figure of Christ appearing in the heavens at upper left, a group of monastic saints kneels at lower right, the cover chased with strapwork with applied enameled plaques, the scroll in champlevé enamel, the holy figures' robes in silver filigree, those of the Mother of God over a brightly gilt ground
oklad by Yakov Vasilyev Sofronov, St. Petersburg, 1887
12 3/8 x 10 1/2 in.
31.5 x 26.7 cm