A major ‘Old Believers’ icon from the first half of 19th century, probably by the prestigious school of Palek (northeast of Moscow), renowned for its miniatures and use of colours. The icon includes more than 40 characters, of which about 25, saints and martyrs, are depicted full-length. The colours are exceptional and the condition very good, without any restoration. Our Lady is depicted in the center, with raised hands, and on her forearms is visible a white fabric, that is, the Veil. On her right and left side, Mary is accompanied by a host of angels and saints. Saint Romanos the Melodist is depicted in the lower section. The Feast of the Veil of Our Lady is one of the most important Orthodox Liturgical Feasts and it is celebrated on October, 1. For Byzantine-Slavic Christians, the feast of Pokrov refers to a vision that Blessed Andrew the ‘Fool-for-Christ’ would have had in Constantinople in the 10th century. He had seen Our Lady laying her veil on the people in prayer, to protect them from adversity.
Dimensions: height: 31.5 cm; width 26.5 cm.
- Nombre d’articles
- Icône, pokrov
- Période estimée
- Première moitié du XIXe siècle
- Pays d’origine
- Bon état - quelques usures et tâches dues à l’âge