Byzantine Style Russian Icon Artwork Canvas Painting Coated 950 Russian Silver



2020-01-31 16:23:37

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  • 1 Small Byzantine Style Russian Export Icon Artwork On Canvas Coated Pure 950 Russian Silver Framed.  
  • Subject Saint George & the Dragon religious icon.  
  • Signed by a master traditional styled Russian artist artisan.   
  • Circa late 20th century.
  • Set in an mdf and black resin coated frame. 
  • With amazing hand worked in Russian hallmarked 950 silver decorative decorations of peacocks, foliage symbols around the front edges. 
  • Canvas on board.
  • With certificate on the back confirming its a copy from an original. 
  • The original would cost many thousands of pounds here is your chance to own a superb hand crafted copy at an affordable price.
  • Provenance bought exclusively from a fine reputable auction in Buckinghamshire.
  • The legend of Saint George and the Dragon tells of Saint George (died 303) taming and slaying a dragon that demanded human sacrifices;  the saint thereby rescues the princess chosen as the next offering.  
  • The narrative was first set in Cappadocia in the earliest sources of the 11th and 12th centuries,  but transferred to Libya in the 13th-century Golden Legend. 
  • The narrative has pre-Christian origins Jason and Medea, Perseus and Andromeda, Typhon, etc. and is recorded in various saints' lives prior to its attribution to St George specifically. 
  • It was particularly attributed to Saint Theodore Tiro in the 9th and 10th centuries & was first transferred to Saint George in the 11th century. The oldest known record of Saint George slaying a dragon is found in a Georgian text of the 11th century. 
  • The legend and iconography spread rapidly through the Byzantine cultural sphere in the 12th century. 
  • With hanging bracket on the back ready for immediate home display.   
  • Condition report.   
  • Offered in fine used condition.  
  • Having some noticeable, scuffs, stains to the painting surface in places.  
  • Frame has some small noticeable scuffs, wear, chips commensurate with usage & age.   
  • International worldwide shipping is available via the ebay global shipping programme centre.  
  • Viewings are welcome by appointment only for customer support please send a message thankyou. 
  • Cash upon collection is welcome. 
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**Dimensions in inches & centimetres of the frame approximate** 
11.61" High (29.5cm)
 9.25" Width (23.5cm)   
 0.78" Depth thickness of the frame (2cm)            
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