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Iím dealing with icons since 1976 when I was 25 and lived in the USSR. |
Not often I could find such magnificent icon even then, not talking about these days.
Unfortunately the photos arenít close to what a naked eye can see, the camera canít focus on the whole piece at ones.
If you see the finest details of execution like tiny ribbons in the angel heads or slightly visible and very delicate contours of angels surrounding the main subject, or the colors of the whole composition, its proportions and balance then you might realize that this is not a usual icon but a master piece and this is what was expensive then and canít be chip today, donít forget an excellent condition which always makes any thing more expensive.
THe composition of the whole icon with rounded medalions by the borders is absolutely unusual and makes the icon probably one of a kind.
It is difficult to date any icon, anybody easily could miss 20 even 50 years, but I think it was painted around 1870 and kept in a family that venerated the piece and this is why we see it in such beautiful condition.
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