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Our Lady of the Don

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Our Lady of the Don

Our Lady of the Don
Artist Theophanes the Greek
Year circa 1382-1395
Type Wood, tempera
Location Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Our Lady of the Don (Russian: Донская икона Божией Матери) is a 14th-century Eleusa icon representing Virgin Mary with the infant Jesus Christ. The icon, currently held in Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, displays an Eleusa composition. The origins of the icon and the exact date of its creation are contested. It is believed to be painted by Theophanes the Greek circa 1382-1395. The monastery book of Donskoy Monastery states that Our Lady of the Don was a gift from Don Cossacks to Dmitry Donskoy the day before Battle of Kulikovo (1380).[1]

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  • at the (in Russian).
  • Byzantium: faith and power (1261-1557), an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on Our Lady of the Don (88)

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