A MONUMENTAL ICON OF THE IVERSKAYA MOTHER OF GOD

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A MONUMENTAL ICON OF THE IVERSKAYA MOTHER OF GOD

RUSSIAN, 18TH CENTURY

An impressive panel, showing Christ seated in an upright position on his Mother's left arm, her pointing to him, whilst turning her gaze away, above Christ and God the Father crowning the Mother of God, finely painted, the faces in soft, earthen tones, the garments' folds highlighted in gold, the haloes and hems elaborately decorated in relief with simulated jewels, against light blue background

49.2 x 31 in. (125 x 79 cm)