A fine and rare 17th century Greek Orthodox Icon, "Saint Athanasios", circa 1650. The icon depicting St. Athanasios enthroned in the Byzantine style and painted with egg tempera and heightened with 24 karat gold leaf.
This icon was purchased in the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1953; the business card and description/receipt is pictured and included with this icon. The icon is very finely painted and is in good condition.
15" tall X 12" wide (at sight) 38 cm X 30.5 cm
21.5" tall X 18.5" wide X 2.25" deep (framed) 54.5 cm X 47 cm X 5.5 cm
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