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The Zhirovitsk Mother of God Egg | Passion Eggs

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6.00 LBS
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Product Description

This beautiful very large passion egg is hand painted and very rich decorated with 22k gold. The solid wood egg hand carved in Russia. The Madonna holds the Christ Child in her arms. Egg approximately 18.5" tall including the wood 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.

 It's painted with fine detail, and great attention to colors and composition. Real 22 kt gold flakes in details of the painting cast a warm glow, even in minimal lighting.

  The Zhirovitsk Icon of the Mother of God manifest itself in the year 1470 in the vicinity of Zhirovitsa on the Grodnensk frontier. In the forest, belonging to the Orthodox dignitary Alexander Solton, shepherds beheld an extraordinarily bright light, peering through the branches of a pear tree, standing over a brook at the foot of an hill. The shepherds approached closer and beheld on the tree a not-large icon of the Mother of God shining radiantly. The shepherds with reverence took hold the icon and conveyed it to Alexander Solton. Alexander Solton did not pay any special attention to the report of the shepherds, but he nonetheless took the icon and shut it away in a chest. On the following day Solton had guests, and he wanted to show them what had been found. To his amazement, he did not find the icon in the chest, although shortly before this he had seen it. After a certain while the shepherds again found the icon in the same place and again they brought it to Alexander Solton. This time however he received the icon with great reverence and gave a vow to build at the place of its discovery a church in honor of the Holy Mother of God.


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