Russian Icon, Smolenska Mother of God
Russian Icon, Smolenska Mother of God. 11 x 8 ins., (28 x 20.f cms.), Oil on Wood, probably nineteenth century. Originally the icon was mostly covered with metal, hence the image with gold metal covering the majority of the icon. The Icon, Smolenska Mother of God, was very important to the Russian people and was seen a s a symbol of their protector in dangerous times. The original icon was painted a very long time ago, the eleventh century according to legend. Others stated it was painted by Luke much earlier. There is quality in the painting of our Mother of God. Interestingly November 5th is the day of celebration for the icon.
Auction Date: February 2019