4334 | Antique, 19th century, Orthodox Russian Icon of Smolenskaya Mother of God


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19th century. Egg tempera and gesso on wood. Silver oklad, the back covered with velvet fabric. Hallmarks: Kiev, 84 standard (875/1000) silver, maker’s mark ‘IEZ’ in Cyrillic.

Size: 1 3/8 x 1 7/8 in (3.5 x 4.7 cm)

The Smolensk Mother of God icon is one of the famous of the national "miracle working" icons. This icon is celebrated in July 28.