A CALENDAR ICON WITH PORTRAITS OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

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RUSSIAN, 19TH CENTURY

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A CALENDAR ICON WITH PORTRAITS OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
RUSSIAN, 19TH CENTURY
The saints and feasts commemorated in each month represented over three registers, beginning at the upper left corner with January, the minute figures depicted in great detail with bright colours against a gold background, the border showing forty-eight half-length portraits of the Mother of God, holding Christ in a variety of poses, only the bottom side illustrating three images of the Mother of her own
21 x 17¼ in. (53.4 x 43.8 cm)