Lot of two (2) Russian icons. 1st item: Icon comprised of tempera and gilt on wood panel with bracing, depicting St. Nicholas flanked by vignettes of Jesus and Mary and titled top margin. Russian stamp en verso. 12" H x 8 3/4" W. Late 19th century. 2nd item: Icon comprised of tempera and gilt paint on wood panel depicting the Ascension of Christ into Heaven, titled upper margin and en verso. 14 3/8" H x 9 1/4" W. Early 20th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Some wood shrinkage to board. Overall general wear and losses to edges and upper right corner. Some paint chips to center, center lower edge and right middle edge. 2nd item: Overall general wear, losses to corners and perimeter, particularly to right margin, unknown white residue lower right corner.
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