The Ascension of Christ with silver-gilt basma, 19th century

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Set against a golden background, flying angels ascend bearing between them a mandorla encompassing the Saviour, the Virgin standing in the centre attended by two angels directing the gaze of the disciples towards Christ, the bright tunics highlighted with chrysography, struck with maker's mark VG (Cyrillic), unrecorded, Kostroma, 1830, 84 standard
44.2 by 39.6cm, 17 3/8 by 15 5/8 in.