RUSSIA & UKRAINE, icons
    The passionate and ongoing discussion of whether or not the use of visual imagery in religion is devotional or idolatrous was definitively resolved in Russia in favor of devotion.  Icons of various materials were (are?) standard and commonplace household and personal items amongst devotees of Eastern Orthodox Christianity.  From the 18th century on they were semi-mass produced in workshops for sale to everyone with a few kopeki in the pocket.

RUA12) RUSSIA, 18th c., icon, 162x177mm (~6.3x6.4"), painted wood, St. Catherine facing, lot of age on this, needs expert work, "VG" $250.00
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RUA5) RUSSIA, late 19th c., icon painted on wood, 105x130mm, St. Serafin of Sarov, brass cover, $145.00 sold
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RUA6) RUSSIA, late 19th c., icon painted on wood, 112x89mm, Bobolubskaya Mother of God, $165.00
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RUA9) RUSSIA, late 19th c., bronze icon, 69x50mm, Our Lady of Pokrov, central panel of triptych, hinges broken off, small casting flaw, nice surfaces, VF $95.00
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RUA13) RUSSIA, 19th c., icon, 194x253mm (~7.6x10"), painted wood, Madonna & child, TIKHVINSKI written at top, VF $250.00
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RUA14) RUSSIA, 19th c., icon, 212x266mm (~8x10.5"), painted wood, Madonna & child, used to have a brass cover, background was filled in with gold paint after its removal, nice portraits, F $175.00
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RUA15) RUSSIA, 19th c., icon, 87x96mm, brass,  crowned Madonna & child, few gems of crown are missing, VG $75.00
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RUA16) RUSSIA, 19th c., icon, 2 panels of a tryptich, 76x107mm, enamelled brass,  Madonna & child, Virgin of Joy, traces of enamel remain, decent pair, $164.00
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RUC5) RUSSIA, modern, brass crucifix, 135x271mm (~5.5x10.6"), ornate 18th c. style, "VF" $35.00 sold
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UKA1) UKRAINE, 19th c., bronze icon, 70x50mm, Mother of God of Smolensk, VF $90.00
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