This icon of the Mother of God is based on the Kazan Mother of God icon from Russia. It is part of a matched set; see the Christ icon here.
Miraculous icon of Kazan Mother of God occupies a special position among all the orthodox relics of Russia.
The sacred image of the Holy Mother appeared in Kazan in 1579.
For Kazan it was the year of terrible disaster: half of the city was destroyed by fire.
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