839IKONE 'WEINE NICHT UM MICH, MUTTER' MIT RIZA Auction: 75-III
IKONE 'WEINE NICHT UM MICH, MUTTER' MIT RIZA
Holztafel mit zwei Rückseiten-Sponki. Eitempera auf Kreidegrund, vergoldetes Metallriza, Flussperlen
AN ICON SHOWING 'DO NOT WEEP FOR ME, MOTHER' Russian, circa 1800 Tempera on wood panel with kovcheg. The Mother of God supports the dead body of Christ. The designation of this theme originates from the liturgy for the Holy Week of the Orthodox Church, in which Christ speaks to his mother: 'Do not weep for me, Mother...for I will arise and be glorified, and in the unending glorification, I will, as God, raise those who praise you in faith and in love'. Overlaid with a chased and embossed metal-gilt riza, the mantles of the Mother of God and Christ applied with seed-pearls, both wearing cut-out halos. Minimally restored, the border of the riza restored. 31.5 x 27.4 cm.