A miniature carved wood iconostasis with silver-gilt basma, 16th century

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The carving divided into three tiers, the lower showing half-length portraits of Church fathers, the middle one representing an extended Deisis flanked by the Ascension and the Pokrov at the far left, the Dormition and Presentation to the Temple to the right, the top tier from left to right beginning with the Old Testament Trinity, followed by scenes of Christ's life and ending with the Mother of God of the Sign, the basma struck with maker's mark V.Ya (Cyrillic) and dated 1808, 84 standard
15.4 by 41cm, 6 by 16 1/8 in.