Unique ancient Greek icon "The Fiery Ascension of the Prophet Elijah" from the 19th century (signed). Hand-painted with egg tempera colour on a wooden panel with chalk background. The icon was made according to traditional methods of icon production. The signature of the painter is in the lower right corner.
The painting is very detailed. The saints have very expressive faces. Perfectly matched colour contrasts and very successful transitions. The icon is in good condition with typical age-related signs of wear and tear (see photos). The painting has craquelure. Minimal partial restorations are present. There is a vertical crack practically in the middle of the icon (see photos). The icon is labelled. The caption is easily readable. Two transverse wooden laths are installed on the back. Very decorative and eye-catching icon.
All details are clearly visible in the photos. The photos are part of the description.
Dimensions: 40 x 30 x 2.5 cm
Private sale, no returns!
- N.º de artículos
- Icono, La ardiente ascensión del profeta Elías
- Periodo estimado
- siglo XIX
- País de origen
- Estado aceptable - muy usado y posiblemente faltan partes menores