Rare icon - Holy Mother of God - St.Simeon's prophecy.
Egg tempera on the blue background/the symbol of heaven.
The writing- each icon is written, not painted - Russians say, in delicate colors, so typical for Petersburg school. It is the time of so-called friaz' painting/ baroque, rococo European style, which was popular in Russia from the mid XVIII century. We have to note, it is a time when, after journeys of Peter the Great in West Europe, many painters reached Russia and the tendence of the European way of painting was adopted also by monks, who created beautiful icons.
The image is closed in a rococo cartouche. 49 x 38 cm a cartouche, the holy icon 25 x 21cm. The cartouche was originally gold colored, but being so delicate gold deteriorates at first. It is hand carved. The Holy Mother is very delicately executed - the vest is dark blue and the maphorion red with softer shades. The hands of Our Lady are crossed on the womb. The face shows the future sorrows. The sword is pierced in Her heart.
Saint Simeon's prophecy is described In a Gospel of Evangelist Luke2:25-35
"At that time there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon.He was righteous and devout and was eagerly waiting for the Messiah to come and rescue Israel.The holy Spirit was upon him and had revealed to him that he would not die until he had seen the Lord's Messiah.That day the Spirit led him to the temple.So when Mary and Joseph came to present baby Jesus to the Lord as the law required, Simeon was there.He took the child in his arms and praised God saying,
Sovereign God, now let your servant die in peace, as you have promised, I have seen your salvation, which you have prepared for all people,
He is a light to reveal God to the nations, and he is the glory of your people Israel
Jesus parents were amazed at what was being said about him.Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, the baby's mother"This child is destined to cause many in Israel to fall and many others to rise. He has been sent as a sign from God, but many will oppose him. As a result the deepest thoughts of many hearts will be revealed.AND THE SWORD WILL PIERCE YOUR VERY SOUL."
Pls.look at all pictures as are a part of the description. Highly collectible icon.
Will be packed with a max.care and shipped by UPS with a tracking number.
- Periodo estimado
- siglo XVIII
- Buen estado - usado y con pequeños signos de los años y con imperfecciones