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VERY RARE 19c RUSSIAN BIG OLD ANTIQUE ICON SAINT OLGA

VERY RARE 19c RUSSIAN BIG OLD ANTIQUE ICON SAINT OLGA
VERY RARE 19c RUSSIAN BIG OLD ANTIQUE ICON SAINT OLGA
VERY RARE 19c RUSSIAN BIG OLD ANTIQUE ICON SAINT OLGA
VERY RARE 19c RUSSIAN BIG OLD ANTIQUE ICON SAINT OLGA
VERY RARE 19c RUSSIAN BIG OLD ANTIQUE ICON SAINT OLGA
VERY RARE 19c RUSSIAN BIG OLD ANTIQUE ICON SAINT OLGA
VERY RARE 19c RUSSIAN BIG OLD ANTIQUE ICON SAINT OLGA
VERY RARE 19c RUSSIAN BIG OLD ANTIQUE ICON SAINT OLGA
VERY RARE 19c RUSSIAN BIG OLD ANTIQUE ICON SAINT OLGA

VERY RARE 19c RUSSIAN BIG OLD ANTIQUE ICON SAINT OLGA    VERY RARE 19c RUSSIAN BIG OLD ANTIQUE ICON SAINT OLGA
VERY RARE 19c RUSSIAN BIG OLD ANTIQUE ICON SAINT OLGA. Russian orthodox original 19 century icon "Saint Olga". Wood, tempera, hand painted, size 35,5 x 29,5 cm (14" x 11.6" x 1).

Icon depicts Saint Olga with cross in her hands. Kiev; feast day July 11 princess who was the first recorded female ruler in Russia and the first member of the ruling family of Kiev to adopt Christianity.

She was canonized as the first Russian saint of the Orthodox Church. Olga was the widow of Igor I, prince of Kiev, who was assassinated (945) by his subjects while attempting to extort excessive tribute.

Because Igor's son Svyatoslav was still a minor, Olga became regent of the grand principality of Kiev from 945 to 964. She soon had Igor's murderers scalded to death and hundreds of their followers killed. Olga became the first of the princely Kievans to adopt Orthodox Christianity. 957, at Constantinople (now Istanbul), then the most powerful patriarchate. Her efforts to bring Christianity to Russia were resisted by her son but continued by her grandson, the grand prince St.

Vladimir (died 1015); together they mark the transition between pagan and Christian Russia. Very nice piece of religious art. The certificate is available upon request from Lithuanian Culture Department testifying the authenticity and age of the icon. Get images that make Supersized seem small. Showcase your items with Auctiva's.

This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Christianity\Icons". The seller is "rimas1" and is located in this country: LT.

This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Handmade: Yes
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Russian Federation
  • Religion: Christianity

VERY RARE 19c RUSSIAN BIG OLD ANTIQUE ICON SAINT OLGA    VERY RARE 19c RUSSIAN BIG OLD ANTIQUE ICON SAINT OLGA