Two (2) Religious icons, including Ex-Voto Mexican Retablo and Russian Altar Panel. 1st item: Mexican folk art oil on tin retablo depicting St. Joseph with a gold crown and floral scepter, holding the Christ child with a cross. Unsigned. Housed in a molded gilt wood frame with green velvet and giltwood liner. Sight – 9 1/2" H x 7 3/4" W. Framed – 17 3/4" H x 16" W. Late 19th/early 20th century. 2nd item: Russian altar panel or icon painting, oil on canvas mounted to board, depicting the saints Cosmas and Damian, the twin brother martyrs and patron saints of physicians. Both with inscriptions to the side of their heads, with Christ depicted in the clouds above them. Unsigned. 10 1/2" H x 8 1/2" W. Early 20th century. Provenance: The collection of Dr. William Kendall Striker, Chattanooga, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with scattered minute areas of paint loss to surface. 2nd item: Some wear and loss, 1 1/2", along lower edge at left and right corners. Scattered flaking.
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