A TRIPTYCH PORTRAYING THE MOTHER OF GOD OF FEODOR WITH STS. ALEXANDRA AND NICHOLAS

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

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A TRIPTYCH PORTRAYING THE MOTHER OF GOD OF FEODOR WITH STS. ALEXANDRA AND NICHOLAS

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

The Feodorovskaya portrayed in the centre, the side panels representing full-length images of the Imperial couple's namesake saints, Alexandra to the left and Nicholas to the right, both saints in supplication to the Mother of God, finely painted with deep colours, the wings closing to reveal the engraved figures of the archangels Gabriel and Michael, both standing on swirling clouds and bending forward, wearing liturgical garments, holding a sceptre and a globe inscribed with Christ's initials, the top decorated with cut-out opulents foliate scrolls and a Patriarchal cross

Extended: 13 x 12? in. (33 x 32.5 cm)