Our Lady of Tikhvin, cased

Iconography:  Tikhvin icon of the Mother of God

Date: XVI century.

Material: Wood, tempera

Setting's material: Basma, metal

Dimensions:  height 88 cm, width 68 cm

One of many iconographic variants of the Mother of God Hodegetria – Our Lady of Tikhvin. One of miraculously appearing icons of the Mother of God venerated by Russians. The distinctive feature of the icon is a visible back side of the right foot of the Child. The background and margins of the icon are covered with a basma case.

Inv. № Ж-1277/1-2. © Radishchev State Art Museum, Saratov

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