Icon of Mother of God Znamenie

Icon

Date:

1916

Materials:

Wood, Egg tempera, Gesso and Gold leaf

Dimensions:

W 7.2 cm x H 8.9 cm

Accession Number:

97.2007

Credit Line:

FRH Museum Collection

Description

Icon of the Mother of God Znamenie. Egg tempera on wood. Robes and background are gold leaf. Incised and stippled halos, border, and corner designs. Icon was given by Empress Alexandra Fedorovna to Elizaveta Vladimirovna Geatsintova in 1916.

History Note

Icon was presented by Empress Alexandra Fedorovna to Elizaveta Vladimirovna Giatsintova (June 2, 1858, Saint Petersburg - 1935, Yugoslavia) nee Mazaraki. Giatsintova was wife of Nikolai Egorovich Giatsintov, director in the Ministry of Finance in Russian in the early 1900s. Giatsintova was the head of the hospital at the Ministry of Finance during World War I. A note accompanying the icon reproduces an inscription on a metal plaque that was orignially attached to the reverse of the icon an buried during "the retreat": Благословенiе | Е.И.В. | Государыни Императрицы | Александры Ѳеодоровны | за труды и работу | заведующей госпиталем | при Мин. финансов | Е.В. Гиацинтовой | 1916 г. | Петроград ("A blessing from Her Imperial Highness Empress Alexandra Fedorovna to E.V. Giatsintova for her labors and work as the head of the hospital at the Ministry of Finance. Petrograd 1916")