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Bronze Icons Collection - Giuseppe and Paola Berger Donation

The Giuseppe and Paola Berger Donation includes 51 bronze icons and one bone icon, dated between the 17th and 19th centuries. The iconographic typologies represented include crosses, triptychs and four-door polyptychs, icons of Christ, the Mother of God, Saints and Feasts.

All the works are typical of the Russian Old Believers’ production, which began in the north of Russia and from there passed on to other areas, including Moscow. In the past, Giuseppe and Paola Berger had already exhibited bronze icons and precious salt cellars of Imperial Russia in Peccioli.

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