1345SELTENE UND MONUMENTALE IKONE MIT DER HEILIGEN ANNA VON KASIN Auction: 97-III
Russland, Moskau, nach 1909
SELTENE UND MONUMENTALE IKONE MIT DER HEILIGEN ANNA VON KASIN
Holztafel mit zwei Rückseiten-Sponki (verloren). Ölmalerei auf Kreidegrund, vergoldeter Rand ornamental graviert und punziert
A RARE AND MONUMENTAL ICON SHOWING ST. ANNA OF KASHIN Russian, Moscow, after 1909 Oil on wood panel. The monastic saint standing on the bank of a lake in front of the monastery of Kashin. She is wearing the Great Schema. The border ornately incised. Minimally restored. 71 x 57.8 cm. Nonne mit dem Großen Schema. Im Hintergrund in Blautönen ausgeführte Klosterarchitektur. The Holy Right-believing Princess Anna of Kashin, a daughter of Rostov Prince Demetrius Borisovich, became the wife of the holy Great Prince Michael Yaroslavich of Tver in 1294. After the death of her husband by Mongol Tartars, Anna withdrew into Tver's Sophia monastery and accepted tonsure with the name Euphrosyne. She later transferred to the Kashin Dormition Monastery, and became a schema-nun with the name Anna. She fell asleep in the Lord on October 2, 1338. Commemorated on October 2. Joachim verboten. At the Council of 1649, it was decided to uncover St. Anna's relics for general veneration and to glorify her as a saint. But in 1677, Patriarch Joachim proposed to the Council that her veneration in Russia should be discontinued because of the Old Believers Schism, which made use of the name of St. Anna of Kashin for its own purposes. When St. Anna was buried, her hand had been positioned to make the Sign of the Cross with two fingers, rather than three. However, the memory of St. Anna, who had received a crown of glory from Christ, could not be erased by decree. People continued to love and venerate her, and many miracles continued to take place at her tomb. On June 12, 1909, her second glorification took place, and her universally observed feast day was established. Her life describes her as a model of spiritual beauty and chastity, and an example to future generations.