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Collection Reuel B. Pritchett Museum Collection
Donor Row, W. Harold
Catalog Number 16.03.003
Date 18th or 19th century
Description Greek Orthodox Deesis icon painted on wood. Likely Greek or Cretin. 18th or 19th century. Top central image of Christ in Majesty in heaven. Christ is clothed in a blue robe. Saint John the Baptist stands to his left. Saint John's arms are folded across his chest. He wears a camel hair garment, sandles and green robe. The Virgin stands to his right. Her arms are folded at her chest. She wears a blue and green robe with an outer burgendy cowl painted with white stars at the shoulders and forehead. The seated Christ holds a book. Below are images of a saint holding a book, bishop holding a rosary and female martyr carrying a cross. All figures have haloes. Annotated in red at top. Annotated in white at lower level. Vibrant colors. Simple brown border. Owned by famous murderer Nathan Leopold and given to Harold Row. Reverse inscribed, "Eastern Orthodox from Alexandria Style of Baroque perhaps 18th century. A gift from Nathan F. Leopold Upper-Heaven Mary Jesus John the Baptist. Lower- Earth Serapion, 4th Century Alexandria, the scholastic holy Bishop of Thmius [?], Athanasis of Alexandria. c. 295-375. Catherine of Alexandria.
Material Paint, Wood
Place of Origin Greek or Crete
Dimensions H-15.05 W-11 L-1.04 inches
People Leopold, Nathan Freudenthal, 1904-1971.
Row, W. Harold