A LARGE AND RARE ICON SHOWING CHRIST 'ONLY BEGOTTEN SON' Russian, Old Believer's Workshop, 19th century Tempera on wood panel with kovcheg. The panel depicting Christ Emmanuel enthroned in the centre, surrounded by a large aureole borne up by two angels, above God Sabaoth flanked by angels to the left and to the right. In the lower right a triumphant skeleton holding a scythe astride an apocalyptic beast symbolising Death, a victorious Christ dressed in armour opposite. Minimally restored. 53 x 47 cm. LARGE AND RARE ICON 'BORN IN SON, WORD OF GOD' Russia, Old Believer's workshop, 19th c. Composite of three boards with two reverse sponki. Kovcheg, egg tempera on chalk ground, silvered nimbs glazed in gold. 53 x 47 cm. Punctual retouching.