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19c Rare Russian Orthodox Icon Virgin Of Kazan For Sale
19c RARE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX ICON VIRGIN OF KAZAN
Russian Orthodox Icon "Virgin of Kazan". Russia, icon painted in 19th century. Wood, tempera, gesso, hand painted, no restoration. Size 30 x 27 cm (12" x 10.6" x 0.8").
The Kazan icon is related to the iconographical type of hymn in praise of the Virgin, known as the Odigitry icon (Greek for guide), This icon depicts the Virgin in half - length with the blessing God - Child. In Byzantium, this iconograpfy was related to the Vlakherin icon of the Virgin. In Russia, the icon was named after Kazan, the place of a miraculous occurrence on July 8, 1579. Prince Dmitry Pozharsky freed Moscow from the Poles with the Kazan icon of the Virgin on October 22, 1612. The church celebration of the icon occurs on these days. The virgin of Kazan was considered the protectress of all - Russia and also of the Tsarist house of Romanovs.
Good quality painting. Executed in traditional style. Very rare and nice piece of religious art.
The certificate is available upon request from Lithuanian Culture Department testifying the authenticity and age of the icon.
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19c Rare Russian Orthodox Icon Virgin Of Kazan: $699