- Museum number
- Object: The Mother Of God Kazanskaya
Icon; painted; the shoulder-length figure of the Virgin Mary is portrayed holding the Christ child at her left. Her head is slightly inclined towards the Child who is depicted in an erect frontal pose blessing with his right hand, whilst his left is covered by the folds of his 'himation'. The border which encloses the scene is composed of a running foliate scroll.
Inscription: in white in Greek on the upper border: MP ΘV (Mother of God); above Christ's halo: ΙC ΧC (Jesus Christ); in Christ's halo: [O W]H (He Who Is).
Egg tempera, gesso on wood.
- Production date
Length: 340 millimetres
Weight: 1160 grammes
Width: 286 millimetres
Depth: 21 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For the history and iconography of this icon see cat. no. 28. The ornamental frame of this icon copies the floral patterns found on the silver revetments of some 17th-century icons of the Moscow school, such as ‘The Kazanskaya Virgin from Suzdal’ in the Russian Museum in St Petersburg (Vilinbahova and Pleshanova 1995, 231).
Cormack 2007, 128, no. 62
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015 15 Sep-10 Jan, USA, Norfolk, Chrysler Museum of Art, Byzantium to Russia: The origins and development of Russian icons 1200 to 1900
2015 30 Apr- 22 Aug, USA, Clinton, Museum of Russian Icons, Byzantium to Russia: The origins and development of Russian Icons 1200 to 1900
- Made from a single panel with ‘kovcheg’; one extant, one missing batten on the reverse; there are several spots of rather crude restoration of the damaged areas by the upper part of the Virgin’s head, on the halo and the ornamental frame.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- See 1998,0605.1 Most of the items catalogued under 1998,0605 were acquired by Sir Frank Roberts’ wife, Cella.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: IC 63 (Icon Collection number)