Russian Icon Depicting the Sophia Wisdom of God, 19th century, the kovcheg panel with a wide gilded border and inset scene featuring the Sophia below Christ and flanked by Mary and John the Forerunner, 7 1/2 x 6 3/8 in.
Panel warped with replaced stretcher to reverse. Panel with nicks (one affecting upper right edge of painted surface), minor worming, and a crack along two sides (not extending into field). Painted surface with craquelure and chipped losses throughout (particularly along edges). Some areas of overpainting and loss particularly to gilded edge.
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