The cover of an Orthodox Christian gospel made for the parish of St Stephen and St Germain in Vezelay, France.
It is faithful to the gospel made by the great Russian iconographer Leonid Ouspensky: his gospel cover can be seen in the Orthodox parish of Notre Dame Joie des Affliges in Paris.
The repoussé cover is made from sheet brass. The relief is enhanced by the patina;
this is important as it is often seen in candlelight.
Icon of the Nativity
36cm x 29cm
Large Orthodox processional crucifix
38cm x 26cm
repoussé brass mounted on wood, with pine wooden handle (not shown)
Icon of St John the Divine
20cm x 25 cm repoussé brass