Carved Ivory Icons in Triangular Frame

Icon, Set

Creator:

Kirmss, Arthur P.

Date:

1974 - 1974

Materials:

Ivory, Wood, Velvet, Gold leaf and Silver leaf

Dimensions:

H 9 in x W 9 in x D 2.5 in

Accession Number:

172.81

Credit Line:

Gift. Kirmss, Arthur P.. 1984-06-17

Description

Triangle icon with three carved ivory icon insets. On top is the Deposition from the Cross, on the left is the Nativiy of Christ, and on the right is the Myrrh-Bearing Women at the Tomb. Wood frame is gilded with gold leaf over plant and star pattern. Case is gilded in silver leaf and lined with blue velvet. Gift of the artist Arthur Kirmss to Archbishop Averky. (See artist statement in "Kirmss, Arthur P" folder for detailed information)

History Note

5/1/1974 - Arthur P. Kirmss (conceived idea and carved icons), Anthony C. Willoughby (frame, guilding, and engraving)