tempera on wood, gesso ground 35,5 x 31 cm Russian, 17th century Gabriel, the strenght of God is one of the angels, who are standing in front of God. He is leading out God’s orders and is the guardian of the paradise. In his hands he held the mirror on which he is reading God’s orders.
tempera on wood 36 x 29 cm Russian, early 19th century The Vladimirskaja is undoubtedly the most beloved Mother of God icon in Russia.. The prototype came in the 12th century from Constantinople to Kiew and than was brought to Vladimir by the duke Andreij Bogolubskij. Christ is depicted on his mother ’s right arm, holding his cheek against hers while she holds her son close with loving care.