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A VERY FINE RUSSIAN ICON OF THE FIERCE EYE CHRIST, MOSCOW, 18TH CENTURY. Although the title "Fierce Eye" was often used when speaking of icons painted like the offered icon, generally speaking the term was rarely written on icons as a title whereas the more standard title, The Lord Almighty (Gospod Vsederzhitel) was used. This type is distinguished from of the standard Lord Almighty image by the shoulder length or bust profile composition as well as the hair of Christ which flows behind him as seen over his left shoulder. The expression Fierce Eye is meant to convey an aspect of Christ not so much as a comforter but rather as a judge which justice demands rewards the righteous and punishes the wicked. The halo exhibits the cross form and the abbreviated Greek expression HO ON meaning WHO IS, as taken from the book of Revelation 1:8. The overall quality of this icon and the state of preservation is excellent. The entire image is overlaid with a high quality repousse gilded copper riza with attached halo embellished with paste stones. The size of the icon and panel construction is interesting. It is constructed with a central single spline inserted in the back, something generally seen of earlier icons, and is of a slightly smaller than standard size, measuring 11.2 inches x 8.25 inches (28.2 x 21 cm).
$3,000 - 5,000
€ 2,700 - 4,500
Price Realized: $6,875.00
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