Mother of God of Korsun

Region: Russia (Vetka)
Period: Dated 1804
Size: 40,5 x 33,5 cm


The icon of the Mother of God Korsunskaya is named after the Russian city of Korsun on the Black Sea. The iconography is of the Eleusa type (‘of Tenderness’). The Mother of God and Christ show their affection by touching their cheeks. The expression of the Mother of God is both loving and sad, because of the foretold suffering and death of Christ. Christ holds the closed scroll of the Logos – the Word – in his hand.

The icon comes from Vetka, which can easily be recognized by the bright colors and floral motifs in the cloak of the Mother of God.