A Russian icon of the Mother of God of the Passion, also known as Strastnaya. It is very rare for this type of icon to depicted Mary seated on a throne, especially a baroque one. In the Catholic Church, a Cretan copy of this icon is venerated under the title Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
Icon: The Virgin. Russia, Late 15th - early 16th century This image of the Virgin formed part of a Deisis Tier. Traditionally the Virgin is shown full length, head bowed in prayer. She wears a reddish-brown robe with a blue chiton. In terms of iconography and style (the fine features of the Virgin's calm face, her small elegant hands and elongated figure) this icon has much in common with the classical images of 15th-century Moscow art, which owed much to Andrei Rublev