Icon: Boris and Gleb

Number: 496 Period: 19th century
Name: Icon: Boris and Gleb Size: 13,2 x 8,8 cm
Origin: Russia Price: sold

Saint Boris and Saint Gleb, Russian Princes of Murom and Rostov (1015)., first Russian Martyrs, are represented riding side by side. The wear costumes of Russian Princes: high hats with fur, coats of mail and mantles fastened with fibula. St Boris holds a sword, his brother, a banner. The blessing hand of God appears in the uppercorner. in the Cronicle of the XI century, St Boris and St Gleb are described as ‘two bright stars, intercessors and defender of Russia and of all who pray to them with love and faith’. Their relics were transferred to the city of Vyshgorod in 1072.

The icon has 5 different colours of enamel.


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