- Museum number
- Object: The Mother of God Vladimirskaya
Icon; painted; the Virgin is depicted half-length with Christ seated on her right arm and tenderly embracing her neck with both his hands. The revetment is decorated with a running foliate scroll.
Egg tempera, gold and gesso on wood, gilt metal revetment.
- Production date
Height: 31.80 centimetres
Thickness: 2.40 centimetres
Width: 25.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The icon is executed in the style of the 16th century, a style much in demand by Old Believers in the 19th century. The background and haloes are covered with a gilded revetment (‘basma’) made of small pieces of metal dating from different periods.
For the iconography see cat. no. 12 and for similar icons cat. nos 35 and 58.
Cormack 2007, 122, no. 40
- Not on display
- The gilding on Christ’s ‘himation’ is slightly worn; the paint layers have been covered with an artificial net of craquelure in a deliberate attempt to make the icon appear older than it is.
- 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 40 (Icon Collection number)