Antique 19th Century Russian Icon Nativity Of Jesus Christ
Antique, 19th century, Russian orthodox icon, depicting the most central event in Christianity Nativity of our Lord Christ.
Finely hand painted in bright colors, and gold on gesso on wood panel depicting Baby Jesus laying in the cradle in a manger wrapped in swaddling clothes with a Bethlehem star shining from above, flanked by Virgin Mary and St Joseph.
The left upper part painted with three kings on horseback traveling in search of Jesus. The right upper side shows the shepherd, and a winged angel looking down from above announcing the birth of Christ.
CONDITION: The icon is in the original condition, with wear and nice old, very dark patina, some flakes, and old cracks in the wood. Free of repaint, repairs or restorations.
The back of the icon is inscribed in Cyrillic alphabet.
18 cm x 14cm. (7.09 inches x 5.51 inches).
ACCOMPANIED BY CERTIFICATES OF AUTHENTICITY