Intercession of the Mother of God

Iconography:  Intercession of the Holy Virgin

Date: XVI century. The first quarter of the 16th c.

Origin: From the Сhurch of the Nativity of John the Baptist in Glushitsky-Sosnovetsky monastery, Kadnikovsky uezd.

Material: Wood, canvas, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 150 cm, width 108 cm

In the center of the icon is the figure of the Mother of God standing on a red cloud against the red ciborium on green columns. In her hands spread apart she holds a white shroud with a red band on the edges, which the angels are holding by the ends. Behind the Theokotos is an image of the Church of St. Mary of Blachernae: in the center stands a basilica with two sloping surfaces and a cinnabar velum; to the right is a tower and a building with a flat roof and entrance, covered with a cinnabar curtain. On either side of the Theotokos are three rows of the saints: John the Baptist, John the Theologian, other apostles and angels.

Inv. NO ВОКМ 7895 © Vologda State Museum of History, Architecture and Art

  • General view
  • The Mother of God
  • The attending figures to the left
  • The attending figures to the right