SUPER - RARE, RARE, RARE UNIQUE, FILLED. With DIVINE SPIRIT and CONTAINS DIVINE HOLY SOUL!! RUSSIAN IMPERIAL ICON 100% Original ORTODOX HRISTIANITY ICON.1800s - 1850s year s. Holy Apostles, Entreat the merciful God. To grant our Souls Forgiveness of Transgressions. Vertical boards joined with two inset wood horizontal braces. Egg tempera painting icon, creates magnificent beauty of the product. EGG TEMPERA on CHALK GRAUND, SUPERB PAINTING. 100% Original, Authentic Imperial Icon, gorgeous painting creates magnificent beauty of the product.
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The best indication of condition is to study the photographs carefully, photos are part of the description. ICON SHOWING, The Beheading of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist John. Russian, 19th century Tempera on gessoed wood panel with kovcheg. The icon distinguishes itself by original and bright artistic expressiveness, peculiar to the best samples of Northern manner of icon-painting.Sunday (September 11) is the commemoration of the Beheading of John the Forerunner in the churches which follow the old calendar. The icon above is late 19th century of Russian origin, carrying the inscription:??????????? In the top-left corner St John is shown imprisoned, whilst in the centre John is shown bowed over ready for the executioner's sword, standing above his already decapitated body; above them an angel flies in to gift a crown of martyrdom to St John. To the right the executioner is shown giving St John's head to Herodias' daughter, Salome. The combination of chronological events all shown "at once" is a common feature of icons. Above them all is the Ancient of Days, God, identifiable by the inscription, white hair, and eight-pointed star within His halo.
The buildings depicted are contemporary to the painting of the icon, rather than the time of St John's execution. This icon is not alone among Russian images in showing St John imprisoned behind a wooden palisade, common to prison-camps of Russia, but much more unlikely in the 1st century Holy Lands.Compare the image with a photo of St Nicholas the Holy-Royal Martyr and his son in a Siberian prison camp in the early part of the 20th century. The glorious beheading of the Forerunner was a certain divine dispensation, that the coming of the Savior might also be preached to those in Hades. Let Herodias lament, then, that she demanded a wicked murder; for she loved not the Law of God, nor eternal life, but one false and fleeting. John the Forerunner is the commemoration of the martyrdom of John the Forerunner. It is a strict fast day because of the grief of Christians at the violent death of the saint. It is commemorated by the Church on August 29. Although the Forerunner was beheaded in the Spring, around the time of the Passover, this feast was fixed for August, when a church was dedicated in its honor. This rare icon executed in mainly gold and yellow and brown colors against a golden background shows the perfect craftsmanship of the Russian icon painter. Take pleasure in this gift and prevent all bad luck. Deliver everyone from the future torment, who call out to you here together: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia».
Enjoyed an unrivalled command of every technique employed Art painting school, as well as with the gold and silverware. This unique fusion of the national creative spirit and contemporary culture helped to create some of the greatest masterpieces of Russian and world jewelry. Russia has long been a leader in production of enamel with orders and medals and other enamel wares. In Russia, nice enamel objects were considered to be the most expensive and valuable.The Beheading of the Prophet, Forerunner of the Lord, John the Baptist: The Evangelists Matthew Mt. 14:1-12 and Mark (Mark 6:14-29) provide accounts about the martyric end of John the Baptist in the year 32 after the Birth of Christ. Following the Baptism of the Lord, Saint John the Baptist was locked up in prison by Herod Antipas, the Tetrarch (ruler of one fourth of the Holy Land) and governor of Galilee. After the death of king Herod, the Great, the Romans divided the territory of Palestine into four parts, and put a governor in charge of each part. Herod Antipas received Galilee from the emperor Augustus. The prophet of God John openly denounced Herod for having left his lawful wife, the daughter of the Arabian king Aretas, and then instead cohabiting with Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip (Luke 3:19-20). On his birthday, Herod made a feast for dignitaries, the elders and a thousand chief citizens. Salome, the daughter of Herod, danced before the guests and charmed Herod. In gratitude to the girl, he swore to give her whatever she would ask, up to half his kingdom. The vile girl on the advice of her wicked mother Herodias asked that she be given the head of John the Baptist on a platter. Herod became apprehensive, for he feared the wrath of God for the murder of a prophet, whom earlier he had heeded.
He also feared the people, who loved the holy Forerunner. But because of the guests and his careless oath, he gave orders to cut off the head of Saint John and to give it to Salome. According to Tradition, the mouth of the dead preacher of repentance once more opened and proclaimed: Herod, you should not have the wife of your brother Philip. Salome took the platter with the head of Saint John and gave it to her mother.
The frenzied Herodias repeatedly stabbed the tongue of the prophet with a needle and buried his holy head in a unclean place. But the pious Joanna, wife of Herod's steward Chuza, buried the head of John the Baptist in an earthen vessel on the Mount of Olives, where Herod had a parcel of land. (The Uncovering of the Venerable Head is celebrated February 24).
The holy body of John the Baptist was taken that night by his disciples and buried at Sebastia, there where the wicked deed had been done. After the murder of Saint John the Baptist, Herod continued to govern for a certain time.
Pontius Pilate, governor of Judea, later sent Jesus Christ to him, whom he mocked (Luke 23:7-12). The judgment of God came upon Herod, Herodias and Salome, even during their earthly life.Salome, crossing the River Sikoris in winter, fell through the ice. The ice gave way in such a way that her body was in the water, but her head was trapped above the ice. It was similar to how she once had danced with her feet upon the ground, but now she flailed helplessly in the icy water. Thus she was trapped until that time when the sharp ice cut through her neck. Her corpse was not found, but they brought the head to Herod and Herodias, as once they had brought them the head of Saint John the Baptist. The Arab king Aretas, in revenge for the disrespect shown his daughter, made war against Herod. The defeated Herod suffered the wrath of the Roman emperor Caius Caligula (37-41) and was exiled with Herodias first to Gaul, and then to Spain. The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist, a Feast day established by the Church, is also a strict fast day because of the grief of Christians at the violent death of the saint.
In some Orthodox cultures pious people will not eat food from a flat plate, use a knife, or eat food that is round in shape on this day. Today the Church makes remembrance of Orthodox soldiers killed on the field of battle, as established in 1769 at the time of Russia's war with the Turks and the Poles. Pictures are part of Description.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Christianity\Icons". The seller is "rima83" and is located in this country: US.
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