Russian Orthodox icon HSP Saints Côme Damien Cosmas Damian late 18th century

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Russian Orthodox icon (HSP) representing Saints Cosmas and Damian*, with a representation of God the Father in the upper part, from the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

This icon is in good general condition, in its juice.

A note: some accidents and lacks in the bottom, wear of time, look at the photos.

* Saints Cosmas and Damian,

martyrs at Cyr (3rd century). From the 5th century, in the East and in Rome, there are basilicas, oratories and hospitals that bear their names. It is very likely that they died together for the faith in the city of Cyr in Syria. Perhaps they were even brothers, according to what the legend says. Coming from Arabia to practice medicine, they cared for the poor, rescued fanatics, restored hope to the pessimistic and joy to the melancholy. Governor Lysias, whom they had cared for, condemned them, however, to horrible tortures and then to be beheaded. They were Christians. Celebrated on July 1 or November 1 in the East. The following story, a summary of the legends surrounding these holy twins, sufficiently justifies that in the Middle Ages they became the patrons of doctors as well as of a variety of professions associated with medicine, such as, at one time, the barbers. Cosimo and Damian are the principal and best known of these saints venerated in the East as 'anargyroi', the 'without money'. They practiced medicine without asking their patients for payment.
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  • Panneau 24 cm x 30,5 cm