This is an early Russian orthodox travelling Icon, hand made of bronze, which we date to 18th Century or earlier.
The bronze icon is cast with a main rectangular slightly curved shape with a smaller rectangular tab section above. The reverse has a hanging spigot cast into the top tab section.
This piece has a mix of colours within the bronze with the high points being worn and shiny from wear and use. This antique bronze icon probably depicts Saint Nicholas as the central image with other figures ( children?) either side of the head, all within a border. There are other details on the icon including letters and numbers towards the top of the main rectangle. The tab section is also decorated. The reverse also carries decoration but is quite worn.
Overall an early and very interesting Russian bronze Icon.
Height: 2.26 in (5.75 cm)Width: 1.57 in (3.99 cm)Depth: 0.5 in (1.27 cm)
FairWear consistent with age and use. Overall wear from age and use.