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Russian Icon - Don't Cry for Me Mother (Pieta)

Don't Cry for Me Mother iconography is based on the Pieta, a subject in Christian art depicting the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus. This icon is also called the "icon of the bridegroom", where the dead Christ standing in the tomb is the groom on the wood of the cross raised the new humanity, the Church, represented by the Theotokos.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 68-1009-011-279-SP1
  • Size: 12 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches (32 x 27 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1800
  • Origin: Central Russia
  • Materials: Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price: $1,000
  • Orthodox Cross

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