Russian Wooden Icon – The Mother of God of Smolensk by Unknown Artist
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Russische houten icoon - De Moeder Gods van Smolensk 18th century

Unknown Artist

31 ⨯ 27 cm
ConditionVery good
€ 2.450

Kunsthandel H.W.C. Dullaert Icons

  • About the artworkOver kunstwerk & kunstenaar
    HVB9081 Antique Russian Wooden Icon – The Mother of God of Smolensk

    This 18th century Russian icon depicts the Mother of God Hodigitria
    (She shows the way) of Smolensk.
    The Smolenskaja is a variant of the Hodigitria Mother of God,
    from Byzant from the 4th century B.C..
    The Virgin points to Jesus who is “The Way, The Truth, and The Life”.
    This icon is also the Patron of the travelers.
    Size: 27 x 31 cm.
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