Holy Virgin of Three Hands

Iconography:  Icon of the “Three-Handed” Mother of God

Date: XIX century.

Iconographic school/art center:  Russia

Material: Wood, tempera

Dimensions:  height 35,4 cm, width 31 cm

Our Lady holding the Divine Child is depicted waist-length.The silver sculpture of the hand put by St.John of Damascus, who, while praying at the icon of the Mother of God, healed his cut off hand is presented on the icon as a third hand of the Mother of God. 

Inv. №Ж-1225. © Omsk M.A. Vrubel Regional Museum of Fine Arts

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