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Russian Icon - The Enthroned Madonna

The "Madonna enthroned" iconography dates from the Byzantine period and was used widely in Medieval and Renaissance times. The architectural throne suggests Mary as a metaphor for the living Temple, the ladder linking heaven and earth, the Inviolate Mountain. 

Additional Info

  • ID#: 164-027-004-RSSP7-4
  • Size: 10 1/4 x 8 1/3 in (26 x 21 cm)
  • Age: ca. 19th century
  • Origin: Russia
  • Materials: Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price: $700
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