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A RARE RUSSIAN ICON OF ST. PAUL OF THEBES, C. 1890. Comprising a finely painted icon of the rarely encountered subject of Saint Paul of Thebes. Painted in an arched reserve with incised gilt and faux cloisonné enameled borders. The inscription above his head identifies him as The Holy Venerable Paul of Thebes. Commonly known as Paul the First Hermit or Paul the Anchorite, he was an Egyptian saint regarded as the first Christian hermit, who was claimed to have lived alone in the desert of Thebes, Roman Egypt from the age of sixteen to the age of one hundred and thirteen. 7 inches x 5.5 inches (18 x 14cm).
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$400 - 600
€ 372 - 558
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