Title: Russian Icon of Our Lady Hodegetria of Smolensk
Medium: Egg tempera, gold leaf and gesso on wood panel with kovcheg. Two insert splints on the back (both missing).
Size: 43.5 cm x 38 cm (17 1/8" x 15")
Date: Early 19th century
NOTES: Mother of God depicted in a brown cloak with luscious decorations, holding the still-seated Christ Child with her left hand, with the Guardian Angel and Saint Thecla shown on the borders by the Mother and Child's sides. This lot is accompanied by an expertise from Dr. Reiner Zerlin (copy available upon request)