λ AN ENGRAVED MOTHER-OF-PEARL ICON DEPICTING THE NATIVITY
Jerusalem, Holy Land, 19th century
Of rectangular shape, made of fifteen small mother-of-pearl mosaic tesserae, each one engraved and filled in black pigment, depicting the Nativity scene with Mary and Joseph and a couple of angels, each character portrayed with a nimbus, at the top of the icon a Greek inscription reading "E Genisis Tou Christou", mounted and framed, 7.5cm x 5.5cm excluding the frame.
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Estimated at £100 - £150