5160 | Russian icon: Mother of God of the Mammal 18th century


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End of 18th century Icon of the Mother of God of the Mammal.

Egg tempera on gesso and gold leaf. Two splints on the back (both missing), 

The icon of the Mother of God "Mlekopitatelitsa" - the image of a woman nursing a baby. Not one icon, except this one, opens the sacred sacrament - the feeding of the child by the mother - the feeding of the Most Holy Son of Jesus Christ by the Virgin. 

12” x 10 1/2” (31 x 26.5 cm)