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CHERNIGOV-GETHSEMENE MOTHER OF GOD

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CHERNIGOV-GETHSEMENE MOTHER OF GOD

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The Mother of God is shown half-length, turned slightly with upraised hand towards the Christ Child seated on Her left arm, his right hand raised in blessing. Both wear crowns lined in red and the folds of their garments are picked out by scratches in the gold leaf. The painting of the faces is dark and much damaged. The icon is set in a plain silver frame with a square-cut suspension hook at the top. The back is lined with red/brown velvet.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
CHERNIGOV-GETHSEMENE MOTHER OF GOD
Made from:
Tempera on wood -- silver
Made in:
Russia
Date made:
1850-1899
Size:
11 x 8.7 cm (4 5/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
54.50
Class:
ICON
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION ICON: on upper left of recto: "MR FU" "IIS KHS"; on verso: "1 m/s 429'" (in pen); FRAME: 1) what appears to be a kokoshnik facing right with a small "t" beneath, 2) 84 for silver content
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973