Rare Antique Russian Orthodox Bronze Icon :: Dormition Of The Mother Of God
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Rare Antique Russian Orthodox Bronze Icon :: Dormition Of The Mother Of God :
RARE original early XIX c. Russian Orthodox bronze Icon : DORMITION of the MOTHER of GOD
AGE : early XIX century .
TECHNIQUE : made of bronze . Decorated with blue enamel
SIZE : 52 x 62 mm
On of the 12 major festivals, celebrated on August 28 (new style) celebrates Mary's ascension into heaven, Christ stands behind his recumbent Mother and receives her soul in the form of a swaddled infant. Angels delivered the Apostles from different parts of the worked to be present at Her side. Below a fanatical Joseph priest attempts to push over the bier on which Mary His hands are cut off by a sword-wielding The Haloes of each Apostles with their respective names. In the background the iconographer has added the bishop Saints Dionysius and Irophem. The upper margin with the Slavonic title reading the Uspenie (Dormition) of the Most Holy Mother of God.
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