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Russian Icon - The ‘Weep Not for Me’ Most Holy Mother of God

The ‘Weep Not for Me’ Most Holy Mother of God iconography is taken from the Canon for Holy Saturday: “Weep not for me, Mother, seeing in the tomb the son, conceived without seed in the womb,  For I shall arise and be glorified, as God I shall exalt with glory unceasing those who with faith and love magnify you.” The icon depicts half-figured Mother of God in lamentation over a much-smaller figure of dead Christ shown on the lower part of the icon. 

Additional Info

  • ID#: 82-43-26-SP6-8
  • Size: 12 x 9 1/2 in (30 x 24 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1890s
  • Origin: Provincial Russia
  • Materials: Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price: $700
  • Orthodox Cross

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