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Russian Icon - Seeker of the Lost Mother of God

The miraculous icon of the Seeker of the Lost Mother of God (sometimes known as the Seeker of the Perishing) became known in Russia in the 18th century and is attributed to its rescue from damnation of a monk in Asia Minor. The name of the icon refers not only to those who are dying, but to those whose souls are in danger of spiritual death. The Queen of Heaven sends down help and support for all: “Seek us who are perishing, O Most Holy Virgin, chasten us not according to our sins, but as you are merciful in your love for mankind, have pity, deliver us from hell, sickness and necessity, and save us” (Troparion, Tone 4).

Additional Info

  • ID#: 93-40-42-SP6-11
  • Size: 16 1/2 x 13 1/2 in (42 x 34 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1900
  • Origin: Provincial Russia
  • Materials: Egg tempera on silvered and gessoed wood
  • Price: $950
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