Antique Russian Icon

Antique Russian Icon - Enameled Bronze front view
The most dominant motif in Eastern Orthodox Russian iconography is the Mother of God. This enameled bronze icon depicts a bust-length image of the Bogolubskaya Mother of God. The original Bogolubskaya icon was painted in 1157 to commemorate the appearance of The Virgin Mary to Grand Prince Andrew Bogolubsky, whose last name means Lover of God.

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