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Wordless Wednesday: The Nativity of the Mother of God

By September 9, 2009

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Icon of the Nativity of the Theotokos, egg tempera on wood, Central Russia, mid-1800's.  (Photo © Slava Gallery, LLC; used with permission.)

(Photo © Slava Gallery, LLC; used with permission.)

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September 9, 2009 at 7:52 am
(1) Beth says:

What lovely iconography! Amazing that that detail was done with egg tempera!

September 9, 2009 at 8:55 am
(2) Nancy says:

I love how the angels are busily overseeing events. Never underestimate how much your guardian angel helps you!

September 9, 2009 at 7:19 pm
(3) Sukhmandir Kaur says:

So much going on here. I clicked through but couldn’t find the scene, amongst all the others. It’s so tiny, I wouldn’t have known there were angels, and looks like more than one baby, I suppose different scenarios. So much detail, interesting how the era the artist lives in influences the outcome. Hard to tell, but looks as though Mary could be in labor, I like the attempt for reality amid the iconry.

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