The Virgin with Child

The Virgin with ChildThis icon is probably derived from the Palech school. During the Tsarist regime, this picture was a very popular subject. The Orthodox icon type is easily recognized by the Virgin’s gesture, holding two fingers against her cheek. Christ is holding an opened parchment roll in his hand with the text: “Pass judgement in the last court with mercy and compassion.”

Size 23 x 30 cm (9.0 x 11.8 inches)