a fine russian partly gilded silver icon triptych, samuel arnd, st. petersburg, 1853

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The central panel painted with Saints Vera, Nicholas, Anastasia and Zinaida, the wings painted with the Mother of God, the Decollation of St. John the Baptist, the Holy Visage and St. Alexander Nevsky, the top panel with Saints Catherine, Anastasia and Nadezhda, all panels contained within glazed compartments, the tops of the wings finely chased in high relief with angels, the exterior of the doors applied with a cross surmounted by the All Seeing Eye of God, the back engraved with a border of scrolling foliage
8 x 9 1/4 in. 20.2 x 23.5 cm