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U003.7.9
Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Russian Pendant Icon with Virgin and Saints
Date (Execution) : 19th C.
Geographical Origin : Russia
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Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Enamel and Metal
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Object Type : pendants (jewelry)
Visual Description : Small rectangular enamel pendant w/ black metal frame. The Virgin is in the centre of the pendant blessing a man, who is to the right of her. The Virgin Mary is dressed in a blue dress with a pink veil. The man to the right of Mary is kneeling on the ground. On his blue clothing, he has two symbols- one is a cross and the other an unknown symbol of three dots and one line. The figure is situated behind a building; because of the arches, the building could be a church. To the left of Mary, there are two men, who are both standing. The male who is furthest to the left is dressed in yellow clothing and is bald with a short beard. This figure has both of his hands underneath his cloak. In-between him and Mary, there is male in pink clothing, who has a longer beard; only one of his hands are shown. In the sky, there are clouds which form a yellow semi-circle. In the middle of the circle, there is a winged creature, which could perhaps be a symbol of the Holy Spirit. There is an inscription on the back of the pendant, which states: "A vision to Saint Sergius, miracle worker."
Accession # : U003.7.9
Width (cm) : 3.00
Height (cm) : 4.00
Depth (cm) : 1.00
Mandatory Credit : Gift of Dr. Bruce L. and Mrs. Dorothy E. Brown
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