Pokrov (the protecting) veil
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Pokrov: (The Protecting Veil), standing against a architectural background, the Virgin accompanied by the Apostles, Saints and Prophets, spreads her veil in protection and below in the centre Romanov the Melodist sings praises to the Virgin.He is flanked by the Fool in Christ on the right; the Emperor Constantine, Leo the Wise and the Empress on the left.In a chamber on the right the Virgin feeds Romanov. In the left border is St. Basil the Great. Russian icon, 17th century, (30½ x 26½ cm).