A classic representation of the Mother of God. The Mother of God points to the incarnate Son of God. He is enthroned in regal posture, blessing with a scroll in hand.


The icon of the Mother of God appeared on a cloud over Lake Ladoga in 1383. Fishermen casting their nets saw an unusual light and in it an icon floating in the air above the water. The sacred icon carried by angels still appeared  some places before she stopped on the Tikhwinka River near the city of Tikhvin. A church in honor of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary was built on the site. The church was destroyed by fire three times, but the icon that was inside it was always intact. The icon is revered across Russia. One prays especially before her for the health of the children and the healing of their illnesses. The feast day is June 26th.

Russian icon | Mother of God of Tikhvin | Tikhvinksaya | 24596

SKU: 24596
  • Original antique Russian orthodox icon

    Certificate of authenticity from an independent expert at the Vienna Dorotheum
  • Age

    19th century
  • Size

    18 x 15.5 cm
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