Antique Russian Icon, Our Lady of Tichvin 68x57cm XIX century.
The icon of the Mother of God of Tichvin is one of the most beloved Miraculous images in Russia.
This icon appeared in 1383 in Novgorod. A legend from the XVI century talks about 4 apparitions of the Sacred icon. The last of one happened on the left side of the river Tichvinca, where afterwards the Church of the Durmition of Our Lady and the Tichvinski Monastery were built.
This monastery avoided the Swedish siege in 1613-1615 because of the intercession of the Virgin, invoked in front of the icon.
This icon is celebrated on the 26th of June. It's similar to the type Odighitria.
The most important peculiarity of this icon is in the gestures of Christ: with his right hand he is Blessing his Mother.
The figures of Christ and the Virgin are detached, the Saint Mother of God is represented with her right hand indicating Baby Jesus (who is sitting on her left hand) as if she was indicating to the people that the real path to follow is the path towards God.
This icon is like a guide towards God and towards eternal Security. It is one of the oldest images of the Mother of God.
Origin: Moscow, Russia
Material: Wood, Levkas
Technique: Egg tempera
Measurements: 68 x 57 cm
Epoch: XIX century.
This icon comes with a certificate of origin and guarantee, together with export documents and the expert report made by the Russian Ministry of Cultural Heritage.
- Model: IC004083
- Shipping Weight: 10Kg
- Materials: wood, levkas, egg tempera, gold foil
- Origin: Russia
- Width: 57 cm
- Height: 68 cm
- Width: 22.44 in
- Height: 26.77 in