RUSSIA, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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The Mother of God of the Sign

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The Mother of God of the Sign
Russia, early 19th century
Traditionally painted in strong colours, the Mother of God shown half-length with her hands raised in prayer, the Christ Child in a mandorla on Her chest, with Saints George and James, Makarii and Onufrii on the borders, on gilt ground, with repoussé and engraved gilt-metal oklad and haloes
24.3/8 x 21 in. (62 x 53.3cm.)