The Mother of God

Iconography:  Holy Virgin Enthroned with the Divine Child

Date: XVI century.

Iconographic school/art center:  Pskov icon-painting school

Material: Wood, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 90 cm, width 108 cm

The Mother of God with the Divine Child is depicted enthroned in the glorious halo surrounded by the three highest choirs of the celestial hierarchy (the seraphs, the cherubs and the thrones) and the four apocalyptic beasts. The icon has a specific feature - the position of Mary’s right hand: it is zoomed and looks separate from Her body. Her hand is lowered vertically, it rests on Her knee and resembles a column or a pillar.

Inv. № 1660. © Pskov State United Historical, Architectural and Fine Arts Museum-Reserve Bibliography:

Васильева О.А. Иконы Пскова. М., 2006. № 111. С. 350.

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