Two religious icons of the Virgin Mary. Russian / Eastern Europe, ca. 18th - 19th century.
One icon of the Mother of God Vladimirskaya (The Vladimir Virgin / Virgin of Compassion), ca. 18th century. Tempera on wood. Includes oklad / riza (covering) in copper, with inscription. Icon itself is partial, with one edge that seems to have been cut. When covered by the oklad, it is not visible. 6 15/16" tall by 4 1/4" wide (at widest) by about 1/2" deep (icon), 7" tall by 5 5/8" wide by 5/8" deep (with oklad)
One icon of the Virgin Mary, perhaps appearing to her venerators. Tempera on wood. Dated 1888. Inscribed in Cyrillic. Icon is complete, minor paint loss. 8 3/4" tall by 6 7/8" wide by about 3/4" deep.
Both icons have marker writing on top (on top of both icons and oklad).
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