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Russian Icon - Our Lady of the Sign

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Russian Icon - Our Lady of the Sign

Our Lady of the Sign is one of the most beloved Russian miracle-working icons of Theotokos. The icon depicts her during the Annunciation at the moment of saying, "May it be done to me according to your word." (Luke 1:38). The Virgin Mary is depicted frontally half-length, with her hands raised in praying position and the Child Jesus within a round aureole upon her breast representing him at the moment of his conception.  The term Virgin of the Sign is a reference to the prophecy of Isaiah 7:14: "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."

Finely painted, partial gilding, inserted in a modern wooden panel. 

Additional Info

  • ID#: 759-HGi-8
  • Size: 14 x 10 1/4 in (35.8 x 26 cm)
  • Age: ca. 19th century
  • Origin: Moscow, Russia
  • Materials: Egg tempera and gilding on gessoed wood
  • Price: $3,750
  • Orthodox Cross
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