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Detail of the "Donskaya" icon of the Mother of God Eleousa or “Our Lady of the Don,” with its particularities: the position of the Child's bare feet, of the Child's left hand, and of the Virgin's left hand fingers.

Detail of the "Donskaya" icon of the Mother of God Eleousa or “Our Lady of the Don,” with its particularities: the position of the Child's bare feet, of the Child's left hand, and of the Virgin's left hand fingers.

he Donskaya icon of the Mother of God Eleousa or “Our Lady of the Don.” The Child is wearing sandals, whereas in most copies he is barefoot. The Child barefoot is a symbol of humility; it also relates to the Passion of the Lord.

he Donskaya icon of the Mother of God Eleousa or “Our Lady of the Don.” The Child is wearing sandals, whereas in most copies he is barefoot. The Child barefoot is a symbol of humility; it also relates to the Passion of the Lord.

The Donskaya icon of the Mother of God Eleousa or “Our Lady of the Don”with hriza, crowned. Tradition has it that the Don Cossacks gave the icon to Dmitry Donskoy, Prince of Moscow and Grand Prince of Vladimir, on the eve of the Battle of Kulikovo (1380). The icon secured the Russians’ first victory against the Golden Horde.

The Donskaya icon of the Mother of God Eleousa or “Our Lady of the Don”with hriza, crowned. Tradition has it that the Don Cossacks gave the icon to Dmitry Donskoy, Prince of Moscow and Grand Prince of Vladimir, on the eve of the Battle of Kulikovo (1380). The icon secured the Russians’ first victory against the Golden Horde.