Russian Icon John Baptist with Body of Christ ca 1870s

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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: Europe: Russian: Pre 1900: Item # 968181
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Unusual Russian icon depicting John the Baptist with the body of Christ-18 inches by 15 inches-ca 1870s-icon was apparently used ritualistically as some of the gold leaf back ground worn off from kissing-wear to surface-icon stable and heavy-uses wedge in top and bottom rather than back straps to hold wood from splitting-at one time probably had okhlad-rare representation