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Christ Pantocrator and the Virgin of Kazan Diptych Icon - Burgundy Velvet

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Virgin of Kazan (Kazanskaya) with Christ Pantocrator. 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 Pantocrator". Christ is bearded, His brown hair centrally parted, and His head is surrounded by a halo. 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. 

These beautiful chromo-lithographic icons were specially printed on gold and silver foil, mounted on wood and then edged with bright gold trim. They are housed in a plush crimson red velvet case. Made in Russia. 6½" x 5½" when closed.

A short history about the Virgin of Kazan Icon

RRP: $55.00
$45.00 (You save $10.00)

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