Antique Russian Icons – Birth of the Virgin

Antique Russian Icon - Birth of the Virgin


HVB4409 Russian icon – Birth of the Virgin

The icon of the Birth of the Virgin is very popular because this icon is given by mothers to their daughters if they are longing to become grandmother. This icon with a heavy gilt and incised background dates back from the reign of Nicolas the second ( 1896-1917) when this type of icons were popular.

We see Anna the mother of the most Holy Virgin in the bed where she delivered her daughter while female servants prepare a warm bath for the baby. The icon most likely comes from the Feastday row of the iconostasis of a large and important Church. Excellent condition.