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To: NYer
Призри на смирение ("shelter onto humility") is a rare, relatively late, originally Russian iconographic type.

According to this explanation, the icon first appeared in AD 1420 in Pskov, or rather it appeared miraculously on the Kamenny lake near Pskov, and it was transferred to Pskov the same year.

One copy of it was preserved in Kiev through the Stalin's iconoclasm because a former nun rescued it in her home. It is now back in Kiev's Vvedensky (of the Presentation) Church.

All the copies of it are late, my eye measure gives them 19c. provenance. Here are a couple (I am not saying either of this is the copy presented to the popes).



By the way, the icon seen on the photograph of the two popes praying to, is not it. The icon in question is seen on the first and the last photo, still in the presentation box.

5 posted on 03/23/2013 7:39:28 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: annalex

Absolutely beautiful. Mary has a more authentic, middle eastern appearance. Thank you for posting them.


7 posted on 03/23/2013 7:50:30 PM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: annalex
I think the icon in the chapel is Our Lady of Częstochowa.
10 posted on 04/03/2013 2:20:10 PM PDT by Pyro7480 (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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