Mother of God

Region: Russia (Vetka)
Period: Ca. 1800
Size: 44,5 x 37,5 cm


This icon of the Mother of God has been part of a Deesis. The word Deesis is based on the Greek word request. Characteristic of the iconography of a Deesis is that a group of saints turn to the centrally depicted Christ in intercession. This intercession aims to implore mercy for all mankind. A Deësis can be painted on a single panel, but it can also consist of several panels. In this case there have been three icons, this icon of the Mother of God on the left, Christ in the middle and John the Forerunner on the right.