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An icon in a oklad ‘Virgin of Vladimir’ Russia, second half of 19th century
Wood, gesso, tempera Oklad with embroidery, beads, glass beads, ornamental stones. 28 х 31 сm Condition: no restoration, good preservation. Archaic painting. The color scheme of ochre tones is rather restrained. The manner of painting is dry and schematic, developed in the process of traditional iconographic schemes. The icon has its own distinctive aesthetics and expressiveness. The masterfully embroidered oklad gives the icon a special decorative value.