Icon of the Theotokos Supplicating (Russian) – T36

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This 15th century Russian icon of the Theotokos (Greek for “Birth-Giver of God”) was originally on the top row of an iconostasis or altar icon screen from Novgorod.  The Deisis represents the Lord with His Holy Saints and Angels supplicating towards Him, and in these matching icons (J27: Christ Enthroned, S150: The Archangel Michael, and S162: Saint Peter, all standing on Christ’s right hand, and S133: Saint John the Baptist, S120: The Archangel Gabriel, and S160: Saint Paul all standing on Christ’s left) their hands are outstretched and their heads are bowed towards Christ sitting on the Throne of His Kingdom which will never end. 

Often in Byzantine iconography, and in all the schools of iconography which have been influenced by it, we see a type of strong asymmetrical dynamism which consciously precludes the symmetrical vision of life and Heaven which is static and is seen in most Western spiritual art.  In Orthodox theology, God and all of Creation are dynamic, and the Saints (which in English comes from the Latin Sanctus, meaning holy), that we all must become if we go to Heaven, continually grow more holy for all Eternity.

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15th c.