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AN ATTRACTIVE RUSSIAN ICON OF THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST, CIRCA 1890. Painted within an arched reserve, at center the infant Christ lays in a manger, flanked on the right by the Virgin and Saint Joseph. On the left, three shepherds adore the new born Christ. At top center the star of Bethlehem shines down on the scene. The borders incised with scrolling vines and foliage and on the lower margin the title is written in Church Slavonic “The Image of the Birth of Christ”. 12.25 inches x 10.5 inches (31 x 26.5 cm).
$400 - 600
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