A FRAMED ICON « THE PECHERSKAYAMOTHER OF GOD » WITH SAINTS ANTONY AND THEODOSIUS Rostov Veliky (Russia), late 19th century
enamel 11.5 x 9.5 cm (17.8 x 15.5 cm) Condition: without restoration, a few cracks on enamel. Saint Antony and Saint Theodosius, the founders of Russian monasticism are depicted on the background of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra in the technique of enamel. «Rostov finift» is a Russian folk art craft existing in Rostov Veliky from 18th century. Miniature images were executed on enamel with transparent fireproof paints and were very popular among pilgrims.