A SILVER-GILT ICON DEPICTING THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST

the oklad marked ivan shevyakov, kostroma, 1795, assaymaster's mark cyrillic d z

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Covered with a silver-gilt repousse oklad, the raised floral border applied with six engraved plaques, the central scene depicts the full length figure of Christ with raised halo standing in swirling waters, on the left the full length figure of Saint John blessing Christ, on the right stand three attendant angels, beneath the outline ofjerusalem showing various scenes of Christ and saints