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Icon of the Assemby of the Mother of God (Sobor Presviatoi Bodorodiysy or the Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos)

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Icon of the Assemby of the Mother of God (Sobor Presviatoi Bodorodiysy or the Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos)

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

This icon is based on a hymn to the Mother of God (In The Rejoiceth) sung during the liturgy of St. Basil the Great and was especially popular in the Russia beginning in the sixteenth century. The hymn-writer St. John of Damascus is shown in this image leading a group of holy men and women in the laudation to the Mother of God, who is depicted enthroned holding the Christ Child. A label on the back of the icon identifies it as a 17th-century icon from Yaroslavl, but the subject was also popular in the 18th and 19th centuries Bottom group of saints from left: Monastic figure holds scroll reading: «Тебе радуется о бра» Second bearded figure from left: «Хрис/твел/рла(?)Е» Middle crowned figure: «церковь/муоо/зпал/храмъ» Second figure from the right: «--ам/пас/къ?s?/γ--?» Figure on the right: «Џка/сопр/тсущ/+с.т. к/--?--?лгь?» Mother of God Left: “M.P.”

Category:
PAINTINGS
Object name:
Icon of the Assemby of the Mother of God (Sobor Presviatoi Bodorodiysy or the Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos)
Made from:
Oil on wood (?)
Made in:
RUSSIA: Yaroslavl (?)
Date made:
17th c.-18th c.
Size:
overall __12.12 in __10.25 in
overall __30.80 cm __26.04 cm

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
2007.2
Credit line:
Gift of Mrs. William T. Ahlborg , 2007