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Russian Icon - Our Lady of Kazan

Our Lady of Kazan, is a holy icon of the highest stature within the Russian Orthodox Church and considered a palladium of Russia for centuries, until its theft and likely destruction in 1904. The icon represents the Virgin Mary as the protector and patroness of the city of Kazan. It is a close-up variant of the Hodegetria (Directress) style, it is noted mainly for the Child standing, with the Virgin chest-length. The Kazan icons are traditionally small, following the original. The Kazan icon was very popular in Russia, especially as a wedding gift, and many copies were made in the design of the original. Two major Kazan Cathedrals, in Moscow and St. Petersburg, are consecrated to Our Lady of Kazan, as are numerous churches throughout the land. Her feast days are July 21 and November 4.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 30-104-060-SP7-4
  • Size: 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 in (31 x 24 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1860s
  • Materials: Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price: (RESERVED)
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