Orthodox icon | “Don’t cry for me, Mother” | Bronze | 24849
- Typ: Russian icon
- Material: Bronze
- Age: around 1800
- Size: 10.5 x 9.5 cm | 4.1 x 3.7 in
Orthodox icon | “Don’t cry for me Mother” | Bronze | 24849
Crafted from bronze, brass, or a similar yellow-hued metal, the icon titled “Don’t cry for me, mother” originates from the Holy Saturday liturgy. It portrays Christ in half-length, standing inside an open coffin, with the cross ominously rising behind him. His head tilts toward the Blessed Mother, who cradles him at chest height with both arms.
This icon’s aesthetic is reminiscent of the well-known “Man of Sorrows” or the “Vespers” image popular in Western traditions. It captures a poignant moment with Christ’s arms crossed before him and eyes downcast. The icon’s outer edge is elegantly adorned with intricate vine tendrils, adding to its overall intricate design and rich symbolism.