Easter Egg with St. Seraphim of Sarov

Egg, Easter

Date:

1917

Materials:

Wood, Gesso and Oil paint

Dimensions:

H 2.75 in x D 1.75 in

Accession Number:

544.84

Credit Line:

Gift. Seraphim (Sedov), Archimandrite

Description

Gesso over wooden with oil paint image of St. Seraphim of Sarov on front half of egg. On back is inscription on scarlet background: Христосъ Воскресе! ( "Christ is Risen!"). Given to Nikolai Iakovlevich Sedov (later Archimandrite Seraphim) by Empress Alexandra when he was an officer in the Russian Imperial army.

History Note

Given to Nikolai Iakovlevich Sedov (later Archimandrite Seraphim) by Empress Alexandra when he was an officer in the Russian Imperial army.