Icon, Mother of God of the Life Spending Well (1) - Wood - 19th century

Description
Icon, Mother of God of the Life Spending Well (1) - Wood - 19th century
Russia

Attractive Russian icon depicting the Mother of God of the Life Spending Well. This iconography goes back to a Byzantine pilgrimage Church were a well with healing powers was situated. Above the well hang an icon of the Holy Virgin with Jesus in front of her body. People from all layers of society came to this well to find healing for the illnesses. The Holy Virgin is flanked by two angels holding a discus with the name of Christ. In the lower left part we see the Emperor and Empress approaching the well for healing, in the right some crippled and some monks come to seek a cure. In the borders St John left and St Tatjana right.

Lot details
No. of items
1
Object
Icon, Mother of God of the Life Spending Well
Material
Wood
Estimated Period
19th century
Country of Origin
Russia
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
26×22×2.5 cm
Weight
0.5 kg
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