RUSSIAN BIOGRAPHICAL ICON OF ST. ELIJAH

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First Half 19th Century

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The center depicting the Prophet being fed by a raven, surrounded by various scenes from his life including an angel speaking to him, he and St. Elisha beside the River Jordan and his ascending to heaven on a fiery chariot while throwing his mantel to St. Elisha, God the Father in clouds in the upper left corner. Covered in a repousse silver rizza, St. Petersburg, 1829, the borders decorated with leaf tips and berries; fitted with a gilt frame and contained in a shadow box.