Lot 62: Icon



2015-07-08 11:51:19

Lot 62: Icon. A Russian icon of the Theotokos or The Life-Giving Spring, Central Russian, 17th century, tempera and gilt on one-piece oak panel, central figure of Mary captioned MP OY, 48.5 x 35cm (19 x 13.75ins), framed. The title theotokos (literally 'God-giver') is used by the Eastern Orthodox Church to refer to Mary, the Mother of God, following the liturgy of St James the Just in 60AD. As the icon portrays, Mary is associated with the vivifying fountain, the waters from which are said to cure the sick. (1) Dominic Winter's Fine Art & Antiques Auction July 2015 Thursday, 16th July 2015 Estimate: £800-1200
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