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Lot 0105


  • Item: Pokrov Mother of God (Protection of Mother of God) Russian Icon
  • Date: 19th century
  • Materials: Egg tempera, gold leaf and gesso on wood
  • Size: 15 x 19 in (48.5 x 38.5 cm)
  • Two splints in the back

    The Mother of God is seen as the protector and intercessor of all mankind. The iconography of the Pokrov icon dates back to a tenth century miracle that occurred in Constantinople. At a service, St. Andrew observed Mary offering a prayer and spreading her cloak over the congregation as a symbol of protection of the people and city from enemy attack. The full length figure of the Mother of God is always central in this icon with the Virgin holding the veil sheltering all suffering mankind. For many centuries, Russians have believed that if they had the Pokrov icon in their homes they would have protection from earthquakes and other calamities.

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  • Location: This item ships from New York.

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  • Condition

    Two splints in the back

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    Pokrov Mother of God Russian Icon, 19th C

    Estimate $2,000 - $2,500Jan 21, 2017
    Starting Price $1
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