Icons and the Senses


Mandylion
Russian (Moscow)
Icon: late 19th century; oklad by Larion Emilov, 1875
Oil on panel, silver riza with semi-precious stones
From the Collection of Michael P. Kluppel, given in memory by Dolores Kluppel Vetter
1992.28a-b

Six Saints from Deësis ("Intercession")
Russian, 19th century (in 16th-century Northern Russian style)
Oil on baswood panel
Friends of the Elvehjem Museum of Art purchase through the Glenn McHugh Bequest
1978.12-17

Portable Icon Triptych of the Deësis ("Intercession")
Russian, late 18th to 19th century
Tempera on wood panel with brass and enamel revetment
Gift of Elizabeth R. Holmes
1982.62a-c

Saints Bishop Arseny and Prince Michael of Tver
Russian (Tver or Moscow), 19th century
Oil on panel
From the Collection of Michael P. Kluppel, given in memory by Dolores Kluppel Vetter
1992.24a-b

Saint Nicholas Thaumaturge ("The Wonderworker")
Russian (Moscow?), late 18th-19th century
Oil on wood panel
From the Collection of Michael P. Kluppel, given in memory by Dolores Kluppel Vetter
1992.26a-b

Saint Nicholas Thaumaturge ("The Wonderworker")
Russian (Moscow?), late 18th century
Oil on wood panel
From the Collection of Michael P. Kluppel, given in memory by Dolores Kluppel Vetter
1992.25a-b

Saint Michael Archistrategos ("Commander of Heavenly Hosts")
Russian (Kamenetz-Podolsk, Ukraine)
Icon: late 18th century; basma by "BYC," active after 1764
Oil on wood panel with gold-plated silver basma (frame) adorned with smoked topaz
From the Collection of Michael P. Kluppel, given in memory by Dolores Kluppel Vetter
1992.27

Saint George and the Dragon
Russian (Moscow), 19th century
Tempera and oil on wood panel
From the Collection of Michael P. Kluppel, given in memory by Dolores Kluppel Vetter
1992.31a

The Crucifixion
Russian, late 19th or early 20th century (in 16th-century style)
Oil and gold on basswood panel
Gift of Joseph E. Davies
37.1.11

Pentecost
Russian, late 19th or early 20th century (in 16th-century style)
Oil on basswood panel
Gift of Joseph E. Davies
37.1.12

Saint Basil the Great and Saint Basil "the Fool" beholding the Holy Trinity
Russian (Moscow), 19th century
Oil, tin and enamel on basswood panel
Gift of Joseph E. Davies
37.1.15

Great Deësis (Intercession)
Russian (Moscow), 19th century
Oil on wood panel with gilt silver oklad
Gift of Joseph E. Davies
37.1.16

The Miraculous Draught of Fishes
Russian (Palekh?), 18th-19th century
Tempera on wood with gilt
Gift of Joseph E. Davies
37.1.17

Saint John the Evangelist
Russian, 19th century
Oil on wood panel
Gift of Joseph E. Davies
37.1.19

Saint Barbara
Russian (Palekh), ca. 1900
Tempera, oil and gold on wood panel
Gift of Joseph E. Davies
37.1.20

Saint Sergei of Radonezh
Russian (Palekh, after Dmitri Korin), ca. 1900
Tempera, oil and gold leaf on wood panel
Gift of Joseph E. Davies
37.1.21

The Nativity
Russian (Moscow), 19th century (in 17th-century style)
Oil on red pine with silver basma and silver filigree haloes
Gift of Joseph E. Davies
37.1.23

The Virgin of the Sign (Blachernitissa)
Russia (Moscow or Novgorod), early 17th century, repainted in the 19th century
Tempera on wood with gilt
Gift of Joseph E. Davies
37.1.3

Three Iconostasis Panels from the Deesis (Intercession) Tier
Russian (Moscow), 19th century (in 16th-century style)
From left to right: St. John Crysostom, Virgin Mary, St. John the Baptist
Oil on basswood panel
Gift of Joseph E. Davies
37.1.5-7

Our Lady of the Mantle (Pokrov)
Russian, late 19th or early 20th century (in late 16th-century style)
Oil on basswood with gold leaf
Gift of Joseph E. Davies
37.1.8

Portable Triptych with Great Deësis ("Intercession")
Russian (Moscow), 1652-1675
Tempera and silver on wood panel with copper frames
Gift of Joseph C. Bradley
62.4.1

Portable Iconostasis
Russian (Moscow School?), 17th century
Tempera and gold leaf on panel
Gift of Joseph C. Bradley
62.4.2

Tablet Icon with Narratives from the Life of Christ
Russian (Moscow School), late 17th-19th century
Gesso, tempera, and gold on leather and fabric
Bequest of Alexander and Henrietta W. Hollaender
1992.331