• 17_C3-15_Pokrov



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Pokrov (Protecting Veil). The only icon with two different events depicted on the same icon, celebrated on the same day, October 14th.The Virgin accompanied by the Apostles; Saints; Prophets and Zosima and Savatii; archangels Gabriel and Michael at the top; Christ Our Lord on the left above; 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. Russian icon, late 19th century, (31½ x 27 cm).

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