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Russian Icon - The Nativity of the Virgin Mary

The Nativity of the Theotokos is a Christian feast day commemorating the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary and universally celebrated on September 8th. The icon depicts Saint Anne reclining in her bed watching the infant Mary being held by a midwife.  Mary’s father Joachim is shown standing, thanking God for the successful delivery of his daughter.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 211-1009-031-044-SP1
  • Size: 11 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches (30 x 26 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1890
  • Origin: Provincial Russia
  • Materials: Egg tempera and gessoed wood
  • Price: $800
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