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Icon: Mother of God op the Sign | S-27
 
 
Origin Russia
Period : 18th century
Size : 33.3 x 28.5 cm
 
The Mother of God is depicted from her waist up, her hands raised in prayer. Christ appears in a medallion ‘floating’ before her breast. The title ‘Mother of God of the Sign’ (Znamenie) refers directly to the prophecy of Isaiah (7, 14): Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Emmanuel. The Hebrew name Emmanuel literally means ‘God with us’.