Brooch depicting the face of the Virgin Mary

Small Icon – Brooch depicting the face of the Virgin Mary in Greek orthodox style.

Sacred icon made with tempera and pure gold leaf on table.
Painted by Silvia Salvadori. Made with the original technique of the 15th century Sienese school.

Measures: 5 x 7 cm


This brooch made on commission, recalls Greek Orthodox painting, but at the same time has typical features of Siena's painting by Duccio di Buoninsegna.

Even in this small icon - brooch, Silvia tried to combine the two styles, the Italian painting of the 14th century with the typically orthodox Russian painting. The helplessness of Mary's face, the finely engraved dress on gold, the use of mother-of-pearl, make this Virgin Mary a unique and precious piece.

Original: painted by Silvia Salvadori

Measures: 5 x 7 cm

Technique: Tempera and gold knuckle with primer on the sides of the oval.


Availability: Item Sold. (Available on commission)


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