Russian icon, dated 1825, depicting the Old Testament Trinity appearing to a white haired man, possibly Abraham. Tempera on wood panel with silver repousse riza showing architectural and clothing details, with leaf and berry border, inscription at top; bottom side dated 1825 with maker's mark E.P. or E.F., city mark and assayer mark obscured. 8" x 5 3/4". Provenance: The living estate of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, TN. CONDITION: Riza or oklad is torn around roofline and halo, also torn at upper border and lower left side corner and lower right front edge. Several missing nails and dents. Riza is tarnished and we have not attempted to clean it. Painting has overall craquelure and some scratches, a few scattered losses around figures' heads. A few replaced nails and about a half dozen missing nails.
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