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Virgin of the Burning Bush Icon Painting, Tempera, Russia, 19th Century

Virgin of the Burning Bush Icon Painting, Tempera, Russia, 19th Century

This exquisite, interesting and popular icon shows many faces and iconography made following the strict cannons of Russian Sacred art.

Russian (Artist)

19th century (Modern)

Tempera and gold on wood,

With brass corners and halo

(Byzantium and Early Russia)

Very conservative in painting style, of a type of image that was first developed in Russia in the late 16th century. It is primarily based on the Old Testament story in which God revealed himself to Moses in a bush that burned without being consumed by the fire. The Burning Bush was used as a metaphor for the Virgin Mary, who gave birth to a child while retaining her virginity. 

The Virgin and Christ Child in the center of the panel are surrounded by the symbols of the four evangelists and by angels whom Mary, as the Queen of Heaven, commands. 

These angels hold sway over various natural elements: wind, fire, ice, darkness, etc. (cf. Hebrews 1:7). 

This makes this unique icon rich in history and iconography and it has somewhat “hard to explain” divine aura. A rare collector item.


27x22 cm.

Good condition, no restorations present, some craquelure present and whitening of the varnish around the head of the Virgin Mary. 


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