Icon with Mariae birth
31 x 27 cm.
Russia, 17th century.
Egg tempera on wood. Deepened, slightly high rectangular picture field with the Birth of Mary, by the already elderly Anna and Joachim, to whom the birth of a daughter was prophesied by an angel. The feast is celebrated on 8 September (21 September). Sometimes Mary is caressed by her parents; these icons are then called Caress of the Mother of God. (1241478) (13)
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