Holy Virgin of Three Hands
Iconography: Icon of the “Three-Handed” Mother of God
Date: XIX century.
Iconographic school/art center: Russia
Material: Wood, tempera
Dimensions: height 35,4 cm, width 31 cm
Our Lady holding the Divine Child is depicted waist-length.The silver sculpture of the hand put by St.John of Damascus, who, while praying at the icon of the Mother of God, healed his cut off hand is presented on the icon as a third hand of the Mother of God.