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Belarus customs disclose antique icon in parcel from USA

Minsk regional customs have disclosed an antique Smolensk icon of the Mother of God in a parcel from the USA. According to the declaration, the parcel should have contained a picture with a frame.

During an inspection by the customs officers, the gilded icon in silver riza and wrapped in polythene film and paper was found.

The icon was limned in the second half of the 19th century and is a cultural heritage. It is roughly estimated at $4,000.

Belarus customs disclose antique icon in parcel from USA