Temple Gallery

Established 1959

Birth of the Virgin - exhibited at the Temple Gallery, specialists in Russian icons

Y070. Birth of the Virgin

Russian, 18th century
Tempera on levkas (gesso) and wood
Panel: 30.8 x 26.3 cm Click here to convert metric size to imperial
£5,000Click here to convert price to USD or EUR

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The imagery is taken from the apocryphal Book of James or Protevangelium, a late second century 'gospel' of the Life of the Virgin. Saint Anna reclines on a bed; she and the newly born child are attended by midwives. Mary’s father Joachim is shown looking on from an adjacent building. Above, in an aureole, is the Lord God Sabaoth.

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