"St Barbara" Russian 18th Century Icon
Oil on wood, silver riza
2 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 1/2"
Russian 18th Century
This small icon depicts the Saint Barbara, the patron saint of artillerymen, military engineers, and anyone else who worked with explosives. She is revered by those of the Christian faith that face the danger of a sudden and violet death. This icon is painted with oils and covered with an intricate silver riza, affixed on top of the painting showcasing her face and hand gestures.