Antique Russian icon, "the Twelve Great Feasts of the Liturgical Year" 30.7x26cm XIX century.
Starting from the XVIII century, in Russia, a few iconographic schemes grouped in a single representation the cycle of the 12 feasts, placed on the edges and surrounding the image of Easter, which was in the centre because it's considered as the Mother od all Feasts.
In these compositions the central scenes gains a great importance. It features different multiple elements which together represent the theologic and biblical message of Easter.
The descent of Christ into hell, the procession of the Blessed into Heaven, the resurrection of Christ from the sepulchre, the apparition on the Lake Tiberias.
Finfin Enamel is an artisan made, antique Russian decoration.
Experts haven't reached an agreement about the origin of this word yet, but many linguists believe that it comes from the Greek "fingitis", which means shiny stone.
Rostov Velikij is the biggest centre in Russia for the artistic manufacturing of the enamel. This art was initiated by the metropolitan Ioan Sysoevitvh. He built and decorated many churches in the city.
At the end of the XVIII century, in Rostov, a group of artists started using this technique to decorate many churches. These were unique pieces, different from the other enamels.
A factory was opened more than 90 years ago, followed by a museum. It represented the whole history of the development of the Finfit enamel, from the very first creations until modern days. This collection features over 1000 displayed objects.
Iconographic description of the 12 Feasts:
1 Nativity of Mary
2 Presentation of Mary at the temple
4 Birth of Jesus
5 Presentation of Jesus at the Temple
7 Entry in Jerusalem
9 Trinity of the Old Testament
11 Feast of the Cross
12 Durmition of Mary
In the central part - Descent of Christ into hell and Resurrection of Christ (Easter).
Origin: Rostov, Russia
Materials: Wood, copper and glass powder
Technique: Finfit Enamel and Copper Basma
Epoch: XX century.
- Model: IC004079
- Shipping Weight: 1.5Kg
- Materials: Wood, copper, glass powder
- Origin: Russia
- Width: 26 cm
- Height: 30.7 cm
- Width: 10.24 in
- Height: 12.09 in