Material: bronze / brass / yellow metal (Muntzmetal).
In the middle: Our Lady of Kazan.
On this icon, Jesus is not sitting on the hand of the Blessed Mother, but is on the left of her. His right hand is raised in a blessing. The head of the Mother of God is slightly inclined towards the child. The icon of the Mother of God appeared in the city of Kazan in 1579. The Mother of God appeared three times in a dream to a young girl in Kazan, the nine-year-old Matrona, and asked her to tell the archbishop and the city guides to dig up her icon from the earth. The Blessed Mother designated the place where one should look for her icon under the ashes of a house that had just burned down. But no heed was paid to the girl's words. Then she decided to fulfill the mission of the Blessed Mother with the help of her mother. On July 8, Matronas' mother began digging in the place the daughter showed her. But the icon was not found. After that, Matrona began to dig, and soon the sacred icon appeared. Although the icon had been in the ground, the icon was completely intact and it appeared as if the icon had only just been painted. It was later brought to Moscow and installed in the Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg, built especially for the icon. This image can be found in every church, in every believing family. Bridal couples are blessed with the icon of the Mother of God from Kazan, and prayers for the well-being of the family are made in front of her. The Kazan icon of the Mother of God is particularly venerated in Russia. Icon festival: July 8th and October 22nd.
Left wing: Holy Martyr Bibianus of Sebaste - One of the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste (March 9th) and Holy Archbishop Guria of Kazan (October 4th)
Right wing: Saint John the Precursor and Baptist (June 24th) and Saint Archbishop Nicholas of Myra, the Miracle Worker (December 6th and May 9th)
Above: two cherubim and the Holy Trinity (Old Testament). Above the mandylion.
Russian icon | Triptych | Our Lady of Kazan | Bronze | 24819
Original antique Russian orthodox iconCertificate of authenticity from an independent expert at the Vienna Dorotheum
13 x 11 cm (5.1 x 4.3 in)
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