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Icon of the Mother of God Donskaya

Icon painting, 24.01.2021, 2.5×24×30 cm

Description of the artwork «Icon of the Mother of God Donskaya»

The Don icon of the Mother of God is one of the most revered miraculous Orthodox icons.

The composition of the Don icon resembles the Vladimir icon.
The peculiarity of the rendering of the Donskoy icon is the bent at the knees, the naked legs of the Infant, placed on the wrist of the left hand of the Mother of God.
Christ blesses with his right hand with two fingers, and in his left hand, lowered to his knee and covered with a hymatia, holds a rolled-up blue scroll of the Good News - the Gospel.

In the left hand, under the feet of the Divine Infant, one can see the boards. On early copies of the icon, he was depicted as white. With this payment, the Mother of God wipes away the tears of those who come to Her in need.
Over time, after numerous underpainting and restorations, the board turned into one of the falling folds of the Baby's clothes.

The Donskoy image is distinguished by two more characteristic features: the spatial setting of the head of the Virgin Mary, with an open elongated neck, which resembles the Madonnas of Italian painters, and the main secret of the Don icon is the inscription on the maforia of the Mother of God. This Greek inscription is, most likely, lines from the Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos:

“To the victorious Voivod, who was freed from the wicked, let’s praise Ty Rabbi, the Mother of God; but as it has an invincible hold, free from all of us troubles, so we call Ty ... "

Dimensions: Width 24 cm. Height 30 cm, Thickness 2.5 cm.

Materials: Icon board with an ark, end oak dowels, gesso, melted gold, gold leaf, tempera, drying oil.

Delivery to all regions of Russia, according to the established rules of postal services.

The icon shown here is preordered and displayed as an example. It is possible to order an icon in a similar design. Exact repetition is impossible.
The term of completion is from 7 to 10 days.
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Art form: Icon painting

Subject and objects: Portrait, Genre scene, Religious scene, Interior, Historical scene

Style of art: Symbolism, Ancient Russian Art, Religious art

Technique: Tempera, Gilding

Materials: Wood

Date of creation: 24.01.2021

Size: 2.5×24×30 cm