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Russian icons

The collection consists of sixty antique Russian icons, datable between the 17th and 19th centuries.

 Among the subjects represented, the most numerous iconographies are those dedicated to the Mother of God, accompanied by icons depicting Jesus Christ, the most significant figures of Saints and the solemnities of the liturgical calendar of the Christian-Orthodox religion.

The icons were selected with an anthological criterion from the largest collection belonging to Mrs. Duška Avrese, former professor of Russian Language and Literature at the University of Padua, who in 2013 donated part of her collection to this Foundation.