20GOTTESMUTTER 'DIE BELEHRENDE' (BESSADNAJA) Auction: 57
GOTTESMUTTER 'DIE BELEHRENDE' (BESSADNAJA)
Holztafel mit zwei Rückseiten-Sponki (einer verloren). Doppeltes Kowtscheg, Eitempera auf Kreidegrund
A RARE ICON SHOWING THE MOTHER OF GOD 'THE CONVERSER' (BESYEDNAYA) Russian, 17th century Tempera on wood panel with double kovcheg. Depicting the appearance of the Mother of God and St. Nicholas of Myra to the sexton Georgriy Iuruish, during which she ordered him to replace the iron cross on the church dedicated to her at Tikhvin with one of wood. The Mother of God is seated on the right side, Georgiy kneels before her. On the far left stands St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. The background stripped to gesso, restored. 30.3 x 25.5 cm.