Russian Bronze Icon
The Mother of God the Joy of All Who Sorrow
Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.8 cm
Period: late 18th - early 19th century
On this portative traveller icon the subject The Mother of God the Joy of All Who Sorrow is depicted. The icon is made in cast and very finely incised bronze. The rather complex iconography is meticulously rendered in great detail with inscriptions included. In the middle of the upper rim there is the raised final with the representation of Christ’s Image Not Made by Hand. The final is pierced on the back for suspending on a cord.
The Mother of God is represented as full-length figure with halo around her head and wearing hooded mantle - maphorion. She is holding her veil in her wide opened arms, and she is surrounded by kneeling figures at her side, some of them touching the veil. In the upper part on the left and the right side there are palm branches, surmounted by Cyrillic inscription within two bands.
According to the style and manufacturing technique the icon can be dated in the late 18th or early 19th century.
All the presented dates are given to the best of our knowledge. For all further information please contact us.
For additional reading please see Russian Bronze and Brass Traveller Icons.