The depiction of the "not burning bush" is considered to be the epitome of the Virgin Mother of God: captured by divine fire, she nevertheless remained unharmed. The very complex depiction in Russia has been developing since the 16th century as an epitome of piety regarding Mary: The Mother of God with Emmanuel is inserted in an eight-pointed star formed by two diamonds lying one on top of the other. This star in turn lies on a rosette. The Blessed Mother holds Jacob's ladder. There are 8 angels around. In popular belief, this icon was revered as an aid against lightning and fire, and therefore as protection of the house or apartment.
Russian icon | Our Lady of the Burning Bush | 24779
Original antique Russian orthodox iconCertificate of authenticity from an independent expert at the Vienna Dorotheum
31.5 x 25.5 cm (12.4 x 10.0 in)
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