Russian icons | Early Icons of Holy Russia • Part I

Icon: Annunciation T-1

Russia, probably Trinity Monastery, Sergiev Posad, mid-16th century
Tempera on wood, 25.5 x 20.5 cm

Icon: Myrrh-Bearing Women at the Empty Tomb T-2

Russia, Vologda, early 16th century
Tempera on wood, 75.5 x 61 cm

Icon: Evangelist St Marc T-3

Russia, 16th century
Tempera on wood, 52.3 x 41 cm

Icon: St Nicholas the Miracle-Worker T-4

Russia, mid-16th century
Tempera on wood, 24 x 21.7 cm

Icon: Shestodnev (Six Days-icon) T-5

Russia, Moscow, mid-16th century
Tempera on wood, 28 x 23 cm

Icon: Christ of Smolensk T-6

Russia, Moscow, third quarter 16th century
Tempera on wood, 31 x 22.6 cm

Icon: Vladimirskaya Mother of God T-7

Russia, Moscow, late 16th century
Tempera on wood, 32 x 26.5 cm

Diptych: Panagia with Mother of God of the Sign, Holy Trinity, Mandylion and St Simeon Stylites T-8

Russia, second half 16th century
Carved walrus bone (in original silver gilt filigree holder) Open: 7 x 9.3 cm / closed: 7 x 4.7 cm

Icon: St George Slaying the Dragon T-9

Russia, Vologda, second half 16th century
Tempera on wood, 20.5 x 16 cm

Panagia with Mother of God of the Sign and Three Church Hierarchs T-10

Russia, 16th century
Carved walrus bone (in original engraved silver gilt holder) 6.5 x 4.7 cm (excl. hinge)

Icon: Six Saints T-11

Russia, 16th century (vrezka)
Tempera on wood, 29 x 32 cm

Icon: Christ ‘the Fiery Eye’ T-12

Russia, Moscow, first half 17th century (vrezka)
Tempera on wood, 37.5 x 31 cm

Icon: Archangel Gabriel T-13

Northern Russia / Karelia, late 16th century
Tempera on wood, 100 x 45 cm

Icon: Birth of the Virgin T-14

Russia, Volga-region, mid-17th century
Tempera on wood, 68 x 50 cm

Icon: Smolenskaya Mother of God T-15

Central-Russia, first half 17th century
Tempera on wood, 31 x 26 cm

Icon: St John, Angel of the Desert T-16

Russia, Moscow, first half 17th century
Silver gilt oklad 31.5 x 27.3 cm

Icon: Anastasis T-17

Russia, Volga-region, probably Kostroma, second half 17th century
Tempera on wood, 73.5 x 53 cm

Icon: Triptych with the Guardian Angel T-18

Russia, Volga-region, late 17th century (dated 1688), signed painter Nester
Tempera on wood, 43.7 x 65.5 cm (open)

Icon: Beheading of St John the Forerunner T-19

Northern Russia, 17th century
Tempera on wood, 31 x 24 cm

Icon: Cross – Preparation for the Holy Eucharisty T-20

Russia, 18th century
Tempera on wood, 29.5 x 29.5 cm

Icon: Mother of God Besednaya T-21

Central-Russia, 19th century
Tempera on wood, 32 x 26.5 cm