MG 5280: Russian wooden icon with silver rizza: The Holy Mandulion
This Icon depicts the Holy Mandulion, the Face of Christ, not made by human hands.
The legend of the Mandulion is similar to the western story of Veronika
who wiped the Face of Jesus with a piece of cloth.
The Icon is painted in the Style of the famous Simon Usakov,
who worked in the Armory Chamber in the Kremlin in the 17th century.
The Icon is painted on a linfen panel with a double polje.
RIZZA belonging to the Holy Mandulion icon
In the oklad/rizza a text is engraved saying: “ Donated by the Virgin (nun) Alexandra Feodorovna”. Size 31,5 x 27 cm.
This beautyfull hand hammered baroque silver rizza, is dated 1847 and belongs to the Holy Mandulion Icon.