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80249

ICON NUMBER : 80249

The Kiev Caves Icon of Dormation, Russia, 19th century, tempera on wooden board, size 25.5 x 21.5 cm, price € 1400,-.

The Kiev Caves Icon of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos is one of the most ancient icons in the Russian Orthodox Church. The moment Mother of God died, Christ appears to take her soul. The feast of the Dormation is celebrated on the 15 of august. According to a legend the twelve apostles were present at the moment Mother of God died: Peter and Paul († ca. 67), Simon Zelotes, Philip (1st C), Evangelist John the Theologian († early 2nd C.), Holy Apostle (of the Seventy) and Evangelist Luke (1st C), Evangelist Matthew († 60), James son of Zebedee († 44), Holy Apostle (of the Seventy) and Evangelist Mark († 63), Andrew the First-Called († 62). Also Hieromartyr Dionysius the Areopagite, Bishop of Athens and Apostle [of the Seventy, † 96] and Hieromartyr Hierotheos the Bishop of Athens [Ierofey, 1st C.] on sides. In Russia, the Dormition of the Mother of God became an important feast. Provenance: private collection Germany. Every icon is sold with extensive written expertise.

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