Saint Paraskeve, Greece, circa 1600
47.5 by 30.5cm, 18¾ by 12in.
The golden background worn. The upper and lower part (laths) of the original frame of the icon missing. The painting covered with some dirt and darkened varnish. Some minor spots of retouching.
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Private Collection, Germany
I. Bentchev, Ikony svjatych pokrovitelej, Moscow, 2007, p. 347.
E. Haustein-Bartsch, Pforte des Himmels, Recklinghausen, 2008, cat. no. 27, pp. 44-45.