Original antiqueÂ set of five icons : Life of the Tikhvin icon of the Mother of God
An amazing and extremely rare set of five Russian icons. Â Most likely these are taken from a larger icon of the Mother of God "Tikhvin" with vita, and have been reset into newer panels. Â The original icons are most likely 18th century (potentially earlier), while the panels into which they have been placed are later (c.1880-1910). Â
All scenes illustrate important events in throughout the history of of the icon of the Mother of God "Tikhvinskaya"
Once cannot stress how rare and unique these icons are. Â An amazing set for a collector, for private or church devotion, and, of course, for any parish with a special veneration for the Mother of God "Tikhvin"
Each panel sized at 8 1/4" x 5 5/8" x 7/8"