Triptych with Icon of Abaltsk Virgin Mary

Icon

Date:

1938

Materials:

Metal, Wood and Oil paint

Dimensions:

W 30 in x H 23.75 in x D 2 in

Accession Number:

251.81

Credit Line:

Gift. Gribanovskay, Augusta Petrovna. 1983

Description

Triptrych, oil on metal, repousse/chased ornaments, wooden frame. In center panel is icon of Abalatsk Virgin Mary (икона Знамение Абалацкая), St. Nicholas in lower left and St. Mary of Egypt in lower right, icon of Christ Not-Made-By-Hands above. In right panel is icon of Archangel Michael above and St. Dimitry of Thessaloniki below. In left panel is icon of St. Nicholas above and St. George below. On front of closed triptych are six silver ornamental scrolls, emblem of the Siberian Cossack Host, and silver plaque with inscription: Войсковой образъ Сибирскаго Каз. Войска сооруженный въ 1938 г. въ г. Харбинѣ попеченiемъ войскового представительства на доброхотныя пожертвования сибирскихъ казаковъ и ихъ друзей въ память пребыванiя въ зарубежѣ. Да сопутствуетъ сей образъ как Божiе благославенie сибирскимъ казакамъ на ихъ путяхъ къ освобожденiю родной земли и устроенiю ея въ согласiи съ Божьей правдой. Пусть напоминаетъ эта войсковая святыня грядущимъ поколенiямъ о лихихъ годахъ великой смуты и ораждаетъ ихъ отъ повторенiя рокового соблазна, который ниспроверг наше отечество въ бездну тяжкихъ испытанiй. Псалтирь 89-2 "Господи, прибѣжище былъ еси намъ въ родъ о родъ." Frame of triptych is surmounted by brass St. George cross.

History Note

Icon was created through the efforts of Siberian cossacks and their friends in 1938 in Harbin, China.