Antique Russian icon Menology of October XVIII century

Model: IC004096
 
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Antique Russian icon Menology of October XVIII century.
Until IX century, the fixed ecclesiastic calendar was universally accepted. It listed regular commemorations for Saints, contributing to the spreading of their iconography. It became usual to see menology icons representing the lives of the saints day by day. When the whole year was depicted, the succession of the moths followed the orthodox calendar, starting with September and ending with August. This kind of icons were usually placed...

  • Shipping Weight: 2Kg
  • Materials: Wood, levkas, tempera, gold leaf
  • Origin: Russia

MEASURES

  • Width40.5 cm
  • Height49.5 cm
  • Width15.94 in
  • Height19.49 in
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Antique Russian icon Menology of October XVIII century.
Until IX century, the fixed ecclesiastic calendar was universally accepted. It listed regular commemorations for Saints, contributing to the spreading of their iconography. It became usual to see menology icons representing the lives of the saints day by day. When the whole year was depicted, the succession of the moths followed the orthodox calendar, starting with September and ending with August. This kind of icons were usually placed in churches where people could see them, to provide a visual representation of the works of the saints and invite to prayer.
Technique: tempera on panel.
Place of origin: Northern Russia.
Size: 49.5x40.3 cm.
Period: XVIII century.
This icon comes with certificate of origin and official documents produced by Russian experts.

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