This is a beautiful and UNIQUE set of 7 Russian nesting dolls with Orthodox Icons. The biggest doll is 20.4 cm (8 inches).
The second doll is Donskaya Mother of God. The Icon of Our Lady.According to legend, Our Lady Donskaja is the icon, which got its name thank to Dmitriy Donskoy, who took it with himself to the. Kulikovskaja battle, where the greatest victory over the tatars was gained. In Kolomna Dmitriy Donskoy mustered the troops before going to the Don and, coming back as the conqueror, ordered to paint the Uspenskiy Cathedral with frescos here. Nowadays it considers more authentic, that at the same time with painting the Cathedral, like in memory of the great victory, that happy image of Our Lady was painted and in due course got the name Donskaja. In modern science there are opinions about artist, who could create this icon.
It could possibly be Pheophan Grek, a well-known Byzantine by birth, who is considered to be working in Kolomna in the90s of 16c. But more probadly, the author of Our Lady Donskaja was the one of the great Byzantines russian apprentices. There are Our Lady and Jesus Baby, sitting at her right hand in the icon. Her sight, full of love, is fixed on her son but the world and touches softly with his clothes. The Baby snuggles his cheek to his Mother, he also puts his little feet at Mothers hand with lively and affecting gesture.
He has a scroll in his left hand, like a sign of doctrine he has taken. The Baby doesnt put his right hand around his Mother but raises it to her with a blessing gesture. Moscow From the Dormition cathedral in Kolomna. The icon is first mentioned in chronicles of the second half of the 16th century.
Its worship is connected with the campaigns of Ivan the Terrible against the Tartar states which had emerged on the ruins of the Golden Horde, and reminiscences of the victory over Tartars in the Battle of Kulikovo, on the river Don, in 1380. It was in the reign of Ivan the Terrible that the Moscow Prince Dimitrii Ivanovich, who commanded the battle, received his honourable surname of Donskoi, shared by the Dormition Church in Kolomna, founded by him before the battle, and the ancient icon of Our Lady in this church. Tsar Ivan took the icon in his Kazan military expedition of 1552 and, after the victory, placed it in the Annunciation Cathedral of the Kremlin. In 1591, Tsar Fedor loannovich's prayer before it preceded the miraculous deliverance of Moscow from the besieging troops of Khan Kazi Ghirei. This miracle was commemorated by the foundation of the Donskoi Monastery, which received an exact replica of the miraculous image.Many sermons and legends were composed about this image, which combined true historical facts borrowed from the 16th century chronicles with the 17th century tales of its presence on the Kulikovo battlefield (the icon was said to be presented to Prince Dimitrii by the Don cossacks during the battle). Early copies testify to the emergence of the worship in the 15th century. Its annual commemoration on August 19, with a procession to the Donskoi Monastery, was established in the mid-17th century. Our Lady of the Don represents the iconography of Tenderness a variant close to Our Lady of Vladimir, from which it differs by the Child's bare legs, bent at the knee and resting on the Virgin's hand. As the processional image, placed behind the altar table of the Dormition Cathedral of Kolomna, the icon had a reverse image of the Dormition.
There are two hollows for the relics, closed in with wax, on the bottom margin of the face side. The icon was painted for the Dormition Cathedral of Kolomna in the 1380s or 90s. The majority of experts trace it to the works of the painter of the Deesis Row of the Kremlin Annunciation Cathedral, identified as Theophanes the Greek. Please leave feedback once you have received the item so that I know it has arrived safely. I will leave feedback in return.
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