Mother of God the Burning Bush

Iconography:  Burning Bush, icon of the Mother of God

Date: XIX century. First third of the 19th century

Origin: From the church commemorating the Saint Life-Giving Trinity in the village of Ulom, Cherepovetskiy district, Novgorodskaya region (now – Cherepovetskiy district, Vologodskaya region).

Material: Wood, tempera

Dimensions:  height 146 cm, width 89,5 cm

The Mother of God with the Divine Child are depicted against the background of the oval mandorla which is inscribed in the eight-pointed star with the concave ends. At the corners of the red quadrangle are the symbols of the evangelists, in the blue rays are depicted angels and the archangels. Around the stars in the clouds are the angels and the guardians. At the corners of the icon are shown the visions of prophets Moses, Isaiah, Ezekiel, James. Above in the quadrant is represented the Lord of Sabaoth.

Was deposited in 1938.

Restoration: the Vologda branch of : the All-Russian Art Scientific and Restoration Center named after I.E. Grabar, 2003, restorer – Sokolova O.A.

Inv. №1256/1. © Cherepovets Museum Association.

Bibliography: Куликова О.В. Древние лики Русского Севера. Из музейного собрания икон XIV-XIX веков города Череповца. М., 2009. Кат. № 117 (Илл. 118).

  • General view
  • The upper part of the composition
  • The vision of prophet Moses
  • The vision of James
  • The Mother of God with the Divine Child
  • The vision of Ezekiel
  • The vision of Isaiah
  • The Archangel
  • The Angel