THE MOLDAVASKAYA MOTHER OF GOD

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19th century, the Virgin holding a sceptre and a globe ornamented with the sun and the moon, and the child with a lance surmounted with a cross with which he smote the devil's serpent, with the flanking figures of St. Joseph and The Archangel Michael, the buff coloured kovcheg inscribed with explanatory inscriprions in gilt. * The prototype of this icon is in the Spaco-Nikolaevsky Moldavian Monastery in the town of Nikolaev in the govemment of Kherson