Icon #001



Number: 001 Period: 19th century
Name: Mother of God Dostoino yest' Dimensions: 31 x 25,7 cm
Place: Russia Price EUR 7.000,-

Axion estin (Greek: Ἄξιον ἐστίν, Slavonic: Достóйно éсть, Dostóino yesť), derives from a Hymn to Mary. The hymn goes as follows: It is truly right to bless thee, O Theotokos, thou the ever blessed, and most pure, and the Mother of our God. Thou the more honorable than the cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the seraphim, who without corruption gavest birth to God the Word, thou the true Theotokos, we magnify thee.
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