Traveling Icon “Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn”
The icon of the Gate of Dawn Madonna was painted probably in Vilnius in the period 1620-1630. Despite numerous investigations, the painter has remained unknown. The painting sized 200x165cm is oil on oak boards covered with a thin chalky primer. The double crowns and the gilded silver dress were placed on the painting at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries. A distinctive feature of the picture is a votive offering in the form of a crescent moon, placed at the bottom of the painting in 1849.
Size 6.5cm x 11cm (2.5’’ x 4.3’’)
Made in Ukraine