A TRIPTYCH WITH THE MOTHER OF GOD

RUSSIAN, MARK OF OLOVYANISHNIKOV SONS, MOSCOW, 1908-17

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A TRIPTYCH WITH THE MOTHER OF GOD

RUSSIAN, MARK OF OLOVYANISHNIKOV SONS, MOSCOW, 1908-17

The central panel depicting the Mother of God, with her hands raised, holding a veil decorated with crosses, painted delicately, her garments with deep colours, against a green background, set in a silver and enamel frame, the flanking panels enclosing a gilt plate each, inscribed with the verses from Luke 1, 46-48: to the left My soul doth magnify the Lord and oppositefor behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed, the closed wings display a cross within a square executed in enamel

4 15/16 x 2 15/16 in. (12.1 x 7.5 cm)