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Religious Icons » ica10hmt » Holy Mother Tenderness
Size: 9.5" x 11"/24 x 28 cm

Weight: 2.0 pound

Using the traditional painting technique of tempera on panel, this certified religious icon was made in the fall of 2016 in Bulgaria and is signed by the artist. The wooden panel used for making the icon is from a coniferous tree.

The way the icon hangs is unique and was practiced in ancient times. On the back of the icon a small hole is carved. Then a steel cord is mounted to hold it.


Artist: Antoniya Yankova


Interesting facts:

The icon Holy Mother Tenderness (ica10hmt) is copy of the original Mother of God of Korsun, 18th century, Russia, tempera on wooden board, size 26.5 x 22.5 cm, price € 2900. 

The Korsun Virgin, like the Virgin of Vladimir or the Virgin of the Don, is an example of the Oumileinye or 'Tenderness' type. It is said to have been brought from Chersonesus, an important Byzantine city on the Black Sea, to Kiev by Prince Vladimir the Great in 988.

The icon emphasizes the human aspect of Christ and the focal point is the intimatetie with his mother, against whom he is nestling. Colorful painted icon in red tone against a white Provenance. 



  The original, 18th century


This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 31 January, 2017.