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KAZAN MOTHER OF GOD

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

This small travelling icon shows the half-length figure of the Kazan Mother of God, her head turned slightly towards the knee-length figure of the Christ Child who stands to her left with His right hand raised in blessing. Only the faces and Christ's right hand are exposed and are painted in a smooth chiaroscuro typical of late 19th century academic trends. The draperies on the silver gilt oklad are engraved with cross-hatching against a simple fish-scale patterned ground. Both haloes are of plain silver gilt, Christ's bearing the inscription O O N. A large suspension ring is mounted on the top edge.

Object name:
KAZAN MOTHER OF GOD
Made from:
Tempera on wood -- silver gilt
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1875-1900
Size:
6.5 x 5.4 cm (2 9/16 x 2 1/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
54.36
Class:
ICON
Signature marks:
MARK on bottom edge and on lower edge of recto: 1) I.G. for unknown master; 2) 84 and crossed anchors (in circle) for silver content and St. Petersburg, last quarter of 19th century (P-L #1152)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973