A LARGE AND IMPOSING RUSSIAN ICON OF ST.THEODOSIUS OF CHERNIGOV WITH RELIC, CIRCA 1900. Executed on a large arched panel against an ornately incised gilt background, displaying a finely painted full length image depicting Theodosious (Feodor) in the ornate attire of a bishop wearing a gem encrusted mitre holding a cross and crosier. At lower left an inset star-shaped reliquary and the borders ornately incised and painted in faux enameling. 42 inches x 27.75 inches (106.5 x 70.5 cm).
Theodosius (1630-1696) was glorified (canonized) on Sept. 9, 1896. Due to the revered nature of the offered lot, Jackson’s, in their sole discretion, may restrict bidding on the offered lot if, in their estimation, the potential buyer may be trying to acquire the lot for a purpose other than its original intent, namely pious veneration.