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Vladimirskaya Mother of God | Passion Eggs

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Painted lacquer or matte eggs with religious themes have been used as special gifts since the earliest Czars ruled Russia. Appearing about the time the Russian Orthodox Church was established, these eggs symbolize the "new life" brought by Jesus. The eggs were thought to bring happness, inspiration, and spiritual well-being to the owners. In the past these eggs have been produced from metal, bone, or hand-cafted from gold, silver and ceramics. Even within these varied mediums they reflect a specific art  form resluting in some of the best miniature art in Russia.

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 compositon, golden colors and the contrasrt between light and dark characterize the very best of this art form. Using traditional egg-based tempera in this icon is a special feature of this piece. Approx 10.75" tall


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