Original antique icon of the Mother of God "Kazanskaya"
Antique Russian icon of the Mother of God "Kazan", restored using the under ivory technique. The icon itself is late 18th - early 19th century, but is painted in classical 17th century style. The gold leaf is still very bright and vibrant and there has been very little restoration to the actual painting, with only the border being taken to the gesso grounds. There is a very small dent in the face, but could be easily resolved with minor restoration in one finds it to be distracting. The panel itself is with kovcheg and double splines on the reverse, no warping. Overall great composition and a truly beautiful icon of the Theotokos of Kazan.
sized at 12 1/4" x 10 1/2" x 1 1/16"