Icon of Kazan Mother of God

Icon

Date:

1896

Materials:

Egg tempera, Wood, Gesso, Silver and Gold leaf

Dimensions:

W 5.75 in x H 7 in x D 0.875 in

Accession Number:

19.2011

Credit Line:

Gift. Hilarion (Kapral), Metropolitan. 2011-11

Description

Icon of Kazan Mother of God. Painted with egg tempera and gold leaf on gesso on wood. Dark sepia and ochre tones with gold highlights. Silver oklad over icon, covering halos and border. Engraved symmetric foliage ornament on borer and halos.

History Note

Given as a blessing by Hieromartyr Metropolitan Joseph (Petrovykh) (1872-1937) of Petrograd to the family of the future Abbess Nonna of Novo-Diveyevo. Abbess Nonna's father was a military person and Fr. Joseph was the family's spiritual father.

Inscriptions & Markings

Marks: delta, kokoshnik facing right, 84 in oval; 1яA in rectangle.