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AN ICON SHOWING THE FALL OF MAN,
Orthodox Antique icon, tempera on wooden board, 19/20 th century, size 30 cm x 25 cm, price € 4400,-.
In Islam, it is believed that Adam (Ādam) and Eve (Ḥawwā) were misled by Iblīs (otherwise referred to as al-Shayṭān, lit. 'the Devil'), who tempted them with the promise of immortality and a kingdom that never decays, saying: "Your Lord has forbidden this tree to you only to prevent you from becoming angels or immortals." Adam and Eve had been previously warned of Shayṭān's scheming against them, and had been commanded by God to avoid the tree of immortality that Shayṭān referred to. Although God had reminded them that there was enough provision for them "Here it is guaranteed that you will never go hungry or unclothed, nor will you ˹ever˺ suffer from thirst or ˹the sun’s˺ heat." they ultimately gave in to Shayṭān's temptation and partook of the tree anyway. Following this sin, "their nakedness was exposed to them, prompting them to cover themselves with leaves from Paradise.", and were subsequently sent down from Paradise (Jannah) onto the Earth with "enmity one to another".However, God also gave them the assurance that "when guidance comes to you from Me, whoever follows My guidance will neither go astray ˹in this life˺ nor suffer ˹in the next˺. Authenticity of every icon is guaranteed. Every icon is sold with extensive written expertise.
Saint George, 19th century, Orthodox Greek Icon, tempera on wooden board, size 30 x 26 cm, price € 900,-.
Saint George of Lydda (ca. 275/281 – April 23, 303) was according to tradition, a Roman soldier in the Guard of Emperor Diocletian, venerated as a Christian martyr. In Christian hagiography Saint George is one of the most venerated saints in the Anglican Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodox Churches, and the Eastern Catholic Churches. He is immortalized in the tale of George and the Dragon and is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. His memorial is celebrated on 23 April. He is regarded as one of the most prominent military saints. Authenticity of every icon is guaranteed. Every icon is sold with extensive written expertise.
Annunciation, Antique Orthodox Icon, 16/17h century, tempera on wooden board, Size 31 x 26 cm, price € 4700,-.
The Feast of the Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary is celebrated on March 25 each year. The Feast commemorates the announcement by the Archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Son of God, would become incarnate and enter into this world through her womb. The icon of the Annunciation is one that presents the joy of the announcement of the coming of Christ. Condition: authentic icon in very good condition. Provenance: private collection Germany. The authenticity of every icon is guaranteed. Every icon is sold with extensive written expertise
Ascension of Elijah, 19th century, Russia, tempera on wooden board, size 36 cm x 48 , price € 5500,-.
Elijah also known as Elias and Saint Elias was a prophet in Israel in the 9th century BCE. He appears in the Hebrew Bible, Talmud, Mishnah, Christian Bible, and the Qur'an. According to the Books of Kings, Elijah raised the dead, brought fire down from the sky, and ascended into heaven on a Chariot. In the New Testament, both Jesus and John the Baptist are on some occasions thought to be Elijah. He is also one of two Old Testament figures (along with Moses) who appears and converses with Jesus during the Transfiguration. According to tradition, the prophet Elijah lived in a cave on Mt. Carmel in the 9th century and hid there when fleeing the wrath of King Ahab and his wife, Jezebel. Condition: authentic icon. Authenticity of every icon is guaranteed. Every icon is sold with extensive written expertise.
Saint John the Forerunner, Orthodox Antique Icon, 17th century, tempera on wooden board, size 31 x 26 cm, Price € 2500,-.
Representations of St John the Forerunner as an angel derive from the passage from Isaiah, quoted at the beginning of the Gospel of Mark: ‘Behold, I send my messenger (Greek angelos) before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee’. Orthodox Christians refer to him as the ‘Angel of the Desert’. On the icon St John is depicted full-length, with wings outspread, standing on a rocky surface. A hermit, he wears a camel-hair tunic beneath a brown mantle. This image is typical for the Moscow iconographic type. With his right hand Saint John makes a gesture of blessing; in his left hand he holds an opened scroll together. The earliest representation of the winged Saint John in Byzantine art, painted in 1295, is to be found in the Saint Achilles Church in Arilye in Serbia. Conditions: excellent authentic icon. The authenticity of every icon is guaranteed. Every Icon is sold with extensive written expertise.
Mother of God Smolenskaya, Russian metal travelling icon with silver cover, 19th century, size 25 x 22 cm, price € 2310,-.
The Mother of God "Hodigitria" (she who shows the way) is strictly frontal and in half figure. She holds the sitting child on her left arm and raises het right arm, which might be a sign of prayer (as in the Deesis) or just pointing to her son.The latter blesses with his right hand and holds a Scripture roll in his left hand. That refers to his mission of bringing the Glad Tidings, but it may also be a symbol of the incarnated Word (see Joh 1:14), because the Greek word "logos" (which means "word") was also the term for scripture roll. The authenticity of every icon is guaranteed. Every Icon is sold with extensive written expertise.
Anastasis, Orthodox Antique icon, 19th century, tempera on wooden board, size 35,5 x 30,5 cm, price € 2600,-.
In the eastern church, eastern is the most important holiday, the highpoint of the church year that celebrates the definitive triumph over death. Christ Descending into Hell and rescuing Adam and Eve from the Tombs together with David and Solomon, St John the Baptist ant other Old Testament Figures. All this represent the general resurrection of the humanity. The event is known in Russian as Bogoyavlenie i voskresinie, in Greek as 'Anastasis' and in Old English as the 'Harrowing of Hell'. Condition: authentic icon in original condition. Provenance: private collection Netherlands. The authenticity of every icon is guaranteed. Every icon is sold with extensive written expertise.
Saint John the Baptist, Orthodox Icon, 18th century, tempera on wooden board, size 36 x 32 cm, price € 1.500,-.
Saint John the Baptist was a 1st-century Jewish preacher and ascetic regarded as a prophet by four religions: Christianity, Islam, Mandaeanism and the Bahá'í Faith. The title of prophet is asserted in the Synoptic Gospels, the Qur'an, the Bahá'í writings and the Book of Mormon. He is commonly referred to as John the Forerunner or Precursor by Christians who consider him the forerunner of Jesus Christ. His wild hair refers to his stay in the desert for forty days. St John point to the diskos held in his left hand. In it the lamb of god of the eucharist. Condition: authentic icon in original condition. Provenance: private collection Netherlands.
Ethiopian Orthodox Triptych, 19th century, size 13 x 11 cm, price € 700,-.
Mother of God with Saints. Condition: authentic icon, painting film in excellent condition. Provenance: private collection Germany.