Russian Icon of Our Lady of Tenderness in a Shadow Box

Second Half 18th Century

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The Virgin is presented with her cheek pressed tenderly against the Infant Christ, while holding Him in her right hand; with various chosen saints in the border, including SS. Irinna, Mary and Paraskeva. In an elaborately carved gilt-wood shadow box executed in the form of vines and contained within a veneered framework with a hinged, glazed door.