Our Lady of the Don
|Our Lady of the Don|
|Artist||Theophanes the Greek|
|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 c. 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).
- Zabelin, Ivan (1865). Istoricheskoe Opisanie Moskovskogo Donskogo Monastyria.
- Media related to Our Lady of the Don at Wikimedia Commons
- Our Lady of the Don at the Pravoslavie.ru (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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