An icon ‘Saint Tsarevich Dimitri’ Moscow, end of 19th century

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Wood, gesso, gold leaf, tempera 13,7 х 10,5 сm No restoration, minor losses on the face and halo of the saint. Saint nobleborn Tsarevich Dimitri (1584-1591) was the son of Tsar Ivan the Terrible. During the reign of his brother Fyodor Ioannovich, tsarevich died under unclear circumstances in the city of Uglich. Boris Godunov, who had allegedly sent his killers to him, was declared the culprit for Dimitri’s death in the Vitae. In 1606, the tsarevich was canonized. The image of St. Dimitri is rare enough to be of significant collector’s value.