Above is the so-called New Testament Trinity (God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit), surrounded by cherubim. Below is the Holy Guardian Angel flanked by saints:

 

Bottom row

1. St. John Chrysostom, Patriarch of Constantinople, Early Church Father (January 30, November 13)

2. St. Gregory of Nazianzen, "the Theologian", Bishop of Sasima, Archbishop of Constantinople (January 25, January 30)

3. St. Basil the Great, Metropolitan of Caesarea, Early Church Father (January 1, January 30)

4. St. Hieromart. Charalambos, Bishop of Magnesia (February 10)

5. St. Hieromart. Basil, Bishop in Cherson (March 7)

6. St. Hieromart. Ephraim (Ephrem), Bishop in Cherson (March 7)

Middle row

  1. Saint Martyr Aetherius (Etherius), Bishop in Cherson (March 7)
  2. Saint Martyr Capiton (Capito), Bishop in Cherson (March 7)
  3. Saint Märtyr Eugene, Bishop in Cherson (March 7)
  4. Saint Monk John (Ioann) of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra (December 29)
  5. Saint Ephrem the Syrians (of Edessa), Deacon, Hymnographers (January 28)
  6. Saint Isaac (the Syrian), Monk, Bishop of Nineveh, Hermit, Ascetic (January 30)

Top row

  1. Saint Theodosius of Totma (January 28)
  2. Saint Ephraim of Novotorzhk (January 28)
  3. Saint Ephrem the Syrian (of Edessa), Deacon, Hymnographers (January 28)
  4. Saint Martyr Catherine of Alexandria, Martyr, Helper in need (November 24, November 25)
  5. Saint Martyr Barbara, Martyr, Helper in need (December 4)
  6. Saint Martyr Anysia of Salonika, Benefactress, Martyr (December 30)

An icon with namesakes. Perhaps this icon was donated to a monastery. The saints in the top row would then be the namesakes of the donors and the others below would be the namesakes of the monks. It was probably a Trinity Lavra.

 

Gilded background.

Russian icon | Guardian Angel with different Saints | 24303

SKU: 24303
  • Original antique Russian orthodox icon

    Certificate of authenticity from an independent expert at the Vienna Dorotheum
  • Age

    around 1800
  • Size

    35.5 x 30.5 cm (14.0 x 12.0 in)

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