Icon of Kazan Mother of God
Linden, Nikolai (firm)
1908 - 1917
Wood, Egg tempera, Silver, Silver gilt and Enamel
W 7 in x H 8.5 in x D 1 in
Gift. Valitsky, Valentina Mikhailovna
Icon of Kazan Mother of God painted on wood. Covered by engraved silver gilt oklad. Halos are cloisonne enamel. Enclosed in glass and wood frame; inside is small Romanov tricolor ribbon.
According to oral tradition recorded by Archimandrite Kirprian (Pijoff), this icon was a gift of Nicholas II to a certain officer (name unknown), who left it to Valentina Mikhailovna Valitskaia (d. 1977).
Inscriptions & Markings
Marks: EY in rectangle; delta, kokoshnik facing right, 84 in oval; Николай Линденъ С. П. Бургъ