BZ12. Mother of God from a Deesis Group
Russian, 19th century
Tempera on gesso on wood
Panel: 35.5 x 30.5 x 2.5 cm
Inscription: “Heavenly King, Lord Jesus Christ, my Son and my God. Receive . . .”
Provenance: German art market
Detail. The Virgin’s pensive gaze is directed toward her son.
This icon once formed part of a Deesis group (fig. 1). The location of the other two icons is unknown.
Fig.1. Deesis, Russian 19th century