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Our Lady of Ajtirka

Unknown, eastern Russian, probably Siberian1740/1760

Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes

Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes

According to a handwritten text in Russian at the bottom left of this table, this image represents the icon of the Virgin of Ajtirka -which appeared in 1739 on July 2nd-. According to legend, the parish priest of the town of that name, while mowing grass around the church found the original of this icon, highly prized in Russia due to its many miracles.

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  • Title: Our Lady of Ajtirka
  • Creator: Unknown, eastern Russian, probably Siberian
  • Date: 1740/1760
  • Physical Dimensions: w28 x h31 x d2 cm (Complete)
  • Provenance: Donation
  • Type: Religious painting
  • Rights: Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes
  • External Link: Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes
  • Medium: Tempera on cloth and wood, embossed bronze revetment, engraved and pierced, gemstones
  • Technique: Tempera, cloth on wood, embossed bronze revetment, engraved and pierced, gemstones
  • Exhibition: Santiago de Chile

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