Orthodox icon | Mother of God of the Burning Bush | 24779

Russian icon

31.5 x 25.5 cm | 12.4 x 10.0 in

around 1800

Antike original russische Ikone aus dem 19. Jahrhundert.


The depiction of the “unburnt bush” is considered to be the epitome of the virgin Mother of God: captured by divine fire, she nevertheless remained unharmed. Since the 16th century The very complex depiction in Russia unfolds as an epitome of piety regarding Mary: The Mother of God with Emmanuel is inserted in an eight pointed star formed by two diamonds lying one on top of the other. This star in turn lies on a rosette. The Mother of God holds the Ladder of Jacob. Around are 8 angels. In popular belief, this icon was revered as an aid against lightning and fire, and therefore as protection of the house or apartment.

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