114. A private icon depicting Sergius of Radonesh
A private icon depicting Sergius of Radonesh
Russia, late 19th century, tempera, part gilded, on panel
With a description of Sergei Radonesky by the crypts of the holy Kiprian and the holy nun Maria.
H. 17.8 x W. 14.3 cm
Sergius of Radonesh was born in Rostov in 1314. He is the most important monkish figure in Russian history. In 1449 he was cannonised.