Russian Tempera Painted Icon: Tikhvin Mother Of God For Sale
Mother of God of Tikhvin is
the variant of Mother of God Hodigitria (Showing the way). In the fifth century, this icon was transferred from Jerusalem to Constantinople and in the year 1383 it
disappeared, and appeared near the small Northern town of Tikhvin
at Lake Ladoga
within the boundaries of Novgorod
After the Bolshevik’s
revolution the holy image of the Tikhvin Mother of God was located in Chicago. This Holy Icon
was returned to Tikhvin from USA
in 2004 on its feast day that was on 26 June (9 July).
The icon was painted on a very old (at least 19 c.) wooden board with
the shrine i.e. the rectangular hollow at the middle part designed for the
image. The margins are above the hollow. The shrines mostly belong to the
antique icons from the 18 century and earlier. The board was covered with
levkas (gesso, special priming) and painted with egg tempera and gold paints
that use the small parts of leaf gold. The margins were hand engraved
previously. The style is traditional and strictly follows antique canons of the
This Russian Orthodox icon was painted by a modern professional church
artist at the Russian town Yaroslavl (not far
that is one of the main and old centers of the Russian icon painting.
There were two
original wooden wedges at the back to prevent the board from wrapping. Both are
Size = 13x9.8x0.9 (33x25x2.3 cm). Weight = 803 gr.
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Russian Tempera Painted Icon: Tikhvin Mother Of God : $298