Mother of God of Vladimir

Region: Northern Russia
Period: Ca. 1700
Size: 31 x 27 cm


The theme of this Mother of God by Vladimir is the relationship between the mother and the child. The mother looks at the child and knows that it cannot save it from all its suffering. The child seeks refuge with its mother. The Mother of God holds the Child on her right arm and points at him with her left arm. The cheeks of Mother and Child are pressed together. The Christ Child shows his little foot. The appearance of the icon is sober and modest.