The Deisis

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Christ, whose feet rest on a red and gold cushion is seated on a cushioned throne behind which are grouped Peter, Paul, Nicholas, Sergei (?), Michael and Gabriel; the Mother of God and John the Baptist deployed to the right and left of the Saviour, while Ss. Zosima and Savatii are shown prostrate before the throne, Moscow, early 17th century repousse and chased silver oklad with traces of gilding, the garments rendered in twisted filigree wire and silver mesh which is applied with raised silver pellets, the halos and corner plaques executed in cloisonne enamel and with champleve enamel inscribed plaques, maker’s mark of V. Salamatin, Moscow 1899-1908.