Mother of God Sign, Russia, tempera on wooden board, 19th century size 17.5 x 14 cm. Mother of Sign or of Znamenje is inspired on chapter 7 of Jesaja. This chapter tells us of how Jerusalem was besieged from all sides. There was no longer any hope of salvation, and people hearts fluttered like leaves on a strong wind. However, the prophet urges the king to appeal to the lord and ask for protection, and ask the lord to give a sign that will be fulfilled. The king refused. The prophet says “The lord shall give you a sign: behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel”. The icon of mother of God of the sign essentially depicts the mystery of the nativity of Christ. Provenance collection USA. Authenticity of every icon is guaranteed. Every icon is sold with extensive written expertise. Shippingcost: 35 euro to United States, Europe and Russia. Shipping within 5 days after the payment.