Two (2) Works of Art, including Russian Orthodox icon. 1st item: Palekh Russian Orthodox icon, egg tempera, gold leaf and gesso on panel, depicting various Biblical scenes of Mary, Mother of God and the Christ Child, set against an architectural background, with portraits of four selected saints in the side borders. Illegible writing en verso. Unframed. 12" H x 10 1/4" W. Circa 1900. 2nd item: Contemporary illuminated letter "P" on vellum, after a 12th century design. Signed lower right, Ana-Maria Lizarralde. 20th century. Housed under glass in a giltwood molded frame. Vellum – 17 1/4" H x 12 1/2" W. Framed – 24" H x 19" W. Provenance: Private Southern estate. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with a few scattered spots of overpainting to rays above the Lord's head, center; background behind Joseph's head, center right, and a few scattered other spots. A few scattered tiny flakes, mostly at edges. 3/4" area of tenting to paint, lower left border. 2nd item: Vellum has slipped in frame and exhibits some discoloration. Scattered small spots of wear and abrasion to frame.
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