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Triptych Icon of Christ, Saint Nicholas, and Saint Blaise
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Triptych Icon of Christ, Saint Nicholas, and Saint Blaise


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Description Fitted with two rings for suspension, a hook, and a hasp, this small icon can be closed and hung round one's neck as a token of piety and divine protection. Open, it can be used as a prayer image. Christ and two bishop saints, most probably Nicholas of Myra and Blaise of Sebaste, bless the viewer with their right hands. The Savior holds an open book with the words "Come to me, all you that are weary" (Matthew 12:28).
Conservation

Two lifting filigree wires were reattached on the upper edge of the central panel. The left and center wings were further secured to the case with additional microcrystalline wax.

Date Description Narrative
7/17/2017ExaminationCleaned for exhibition
Exhibitions
  • Russian Enamels. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1996-1997.
  • FabergĂ© and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire's Legacy . The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2017-2018.
Provenance Purchased by Alexandre Polovtsoff (Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Polovtsov), Paris; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1928; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1928

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Period
17th century (Early Modern)
Medium
tempera on wood, mercury-gilded copper alloy, and filigree enamel
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.408
Measurements
2 15/16 x 7 1/16 x 3/4 in. (7.5 x 18 x 1.9 cm)
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