Iverskaia Mother of God
Oklad made by the firm of Pavel Ovchinnikov
Tempera on wood, silver, filigree enamel, pearls
This is a late nineteenth-century copy of the icon of the Iverskaia Mother of God, which has been located in the Iveron Monastery on Mt. Athos since 999. Icons of this type are an important part of worship in Orthodox Christianity; this one in particular was thought to have miraculous healing powers. For more information, click here.
This work is currently on display at Hillwood Museum and Gardens, the former estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post.