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Our Lady of Chernigov | Passion Eggs

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Hodegetria icons like the Our Lady of Chernihiv one are the most common image of the Virgin Mary holding Baby Jesus. In ancient times, the Hodegetria was the most revered and celebrated icon, the main patroness and protector of the Byzantine Empire, and its emblem. In Russia during the 15th through 17th centuries, there were many stories of this icon's miracle working abilities. This high-quality, unique, Russian Passion egg is hand-painted in the traditional Russian icon style in accordance with Russian Orthodox canon law.

Our passion eggs reflect influences primarily of the Moscow / Kremlin schools, which follow closely the traditions of icon painters. The difficulty of painting on a sphere reflects the special and unique talents of the masters who paint in this form. smooth, rounded off lines, called "living lines", perfect composition, golden colors and the contrast between light and dark characterize the very best of this art form. Using traditional egg-based tempera and adding 22kt gold leaf to enhance the icon is a special feature of this piece. Approx 13" tall including wooden stand.

A beautiful one-of-a-kind egg painted by one of the most famous Russian artists Tatiana Rolina, who has been featured in books such as "Russian Matryoshkas" since the 1980's.



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