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Russian icon depicting Christ holding an open Gospel book

Russian icon depicting Christ holding an open Gospel book

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Immerse yourself in the sacred aura of this Russian icon depicting Christ holding an open Gospel book, his compassionate gaze inviting all to find solace in Matthew 11:28. The icon is adorned with a meticulously crafted silver repoussé and chased oklad, accented by an enamel plaque. Hallmarked in Vladimir and dated 1844, it bears the maker's mark "AM" and the distinguished 84 silver standard. Though gently restored, its grandeur remains intact, measuring 10.75 inches x 9 inches (27.4cm x 23cm).

In the quiet sanctuary of a Russian Orthodox church nestled among the snow-covered plains, a revered icon of Christ silently witnessed the ebb and flow of time. For centuries, it stood as a beacon of faith and hope, its presence offering comfort to the weary and solace to the troubled.

The icon's journey began in 1844, when skilled artisans in Vladimir crafted its intricate silver overlay, each detail a testament to their devotion. As the years passed, the icon bore witness to the joys and sorrows of the congregation, its silent gaze a source of strength for all who sought refuge within the church's hallowed walls.

One stormy night, during a period of unrest, the icon suffered damage in a moment of chaos. Yet, through the dedication of faithful restorers, it was lovingly brought back to its former glory, its resilience mirroring the enduring faith of those who cherished it.

Today, as sunlight filters through the church's stained-glass windows, illuminating the icon's serene countenance, worshippers pause in reverence, finding solace in the timeless words of Matthew 11:28: "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." And in that sacred space, the icon continues to inspire, a symbol of unwavering faith and eternal grace.

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"At Hamedian Gallery, our journey spans over 35 years of dedication to excellence in the world of antiquities. Through hard work, passion, and the support of our valued customers, we've achieved remarkable milestones that have shaped our reputation as a trusted source for rare and authentic treasures.

Our breakthroughs in the industry have been fueled by the countless friendships and partnerships we've cultivated along the way. These relationships have not only enriched our collection but have also allowed us to expand our offerings to include a diverse array of items, from Icons and pottery to ancient coins, statues, and carpets.

One of our proudest achievements came when the Israeli Antiquities Authority and The Ministry of Tourism granted us authorization to sell a wide range of antiquities, affirming our commitment to authenticity and integrity. This milestone opened doors to new opportunities, leading to partnerships with international companies and participation in prestigious auctions worldwide.

What sets us apart is our unwavering dedication to authenticity. Every item in our gallery is accompanied by a legal certificate from the Israeli Antiquities Authority, and our inventory is meticulously cataloged and classified by the Israeli Museum. This ensures that our customers can shop with confidence, knowing they are acquiring genuine pieces of history.

To our esteemed customers, we extend our heartfelt appreciation for your trust and support. Thank you for allowing us to share our passion for antiquities with you. We invite you to explore our gallery and discover the timeless treasures that await."