A. Vassilieff, POKROFF ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD; 1 Russian Icon, with footnotes #10

Goldsmithing Punch: A. Vassilieff, active from 1858 to 1863.
POKROFF ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD, c. before 1896

Tempera on wood, preserved under riza in vermeil, with
white enameled plates .
H.: 31 cm – L.: 27 cm.
Private collection

The Dormition of the Mother of God is a Great Feast of the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches which commemorates the “falling asleep” or death of Mary the Theotokos (“Mother of God”, literally translated as God-bearer), and her bodily resurrection before being taken up into heaven. More on POKROFF ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

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