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Christ the Teacher and the Virgin of Kazan Diptych Icon - Blue

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Virgin of Kazan (Kazanskaya) with Christ the Teacher. The Kazan Mother of God is historically notable through several miracles and played a major historical role in Russia's destiny. The original icon was carried by Prince Dmitry Pozharsky (1577-1642) into battle. It made its apparition in 1579 in Kazan, the capital of a Tartar khanate, where, at the time, half the city was being destroyed by fire. A special church was built in Kazan in 1679, but the icon took up residence in Moscow. had been kept in Moscow. The icon then moved to St. Petersburg where it was installed in the Kazan Cathedral on Nevskii Prospect in the center of the city. The icon of "Christ the Teacher" is a variant of the Pantocrator image. Christ is bearded, His brown hair centrally parted, and His head is surrounded by a halo. One hand blesses while the other hand holds the New Testament open to the passage from John 13:34 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another." The inscriptions in Slavonic are: "Mother of God", "Most Blessed Holy Mother of God of Kazan", "Jesus Christ" and "He Who Is" around the halo. 

Chromolithographic icons printed on gold and silver foil and mounted within a plush blue velvet case. Made in Russia. 6½" x 8" when closed.


RRP: $75.00
$45.00 (You save $30.00)

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