The Mother of God

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Shown with Angels supporting a crown over her head, she wears a gold embroidered garment and holds a sceptre which blossoms with flowers, on her right arm Christ holding an orb spangled with gold stars is vested as King, surrounded with a wreath of flowers and the background with allegorical attributes of the Virgin, olive green background, 18th century. See the Anthem recited after the reading of the third and sixth hour during the Liturgy of John Chrysostomos, ... ‘the Prophets proclaimed thee on high, О Virgin, the jar, the staff, the tables of the law, the ark, the candlestick, the table, the mount uncloven, the golden censer, the tabernacle and the gates impassable, the ladder and the throne of Kings ...’