The Presentation of the Virgin, 17th century

The Presentation of the Virgin (17th century)

This is a Greek icon and it carries the inscription τα αγια τѡν αγ[ι]oν – The Holy of Holies. The feast of the Virgin’s Presentation, which falls on 21 November, is one of the five Marian ‘Great Feasts’. Mary’s parents, Joachim and Anna, are standing behind Mary on the lower left.

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