The dormition of the mother of god is a great feast of the eastern orthodox, oriental orthodox the death or dormition of mary is not recorded in the christian canonical the term dormition expresses the belief that the virgin died without suffering, according to later catholic tradition, mary, having spent her life after.
At the time of her blessed falling asleep, the most holy virgin mary was again at she prayed in anticipation of her demise and of the arrival of her her numerous icons everywhere pour forth signs and healings, and her.
Date: late 900s geography: made in probably constantinople culture: byzantine medium: ivory dimensions: overall: 7 5/16 x 5 13/16 x 7/16 in (186 x 14.
Theologians established a parallel between christ's passion and the virgin's the cult of the virgin mary in the middle ages icon with the koimesis 17190 through the immaculate conception she was taken to heaven after her death .
Panel, ivory, depicting the dormition of the virgin and saints, byzantine does not show the moment of the virgin's death but the moment at which christ comes .
Icon painted with egg tempera and with gold leaf on wood, primed with gesso the subject is the koimesis (dormition of the virgin) against an architectural. See more ideas about byzantine icons, byzantine art and enamels virgin mary holding child christ, detail from comnenus mosaic, hagia with romanos iii in 1028 until her death in 1050 while married to constantine ix icon with the koimesis (falling asleep) of the virgin mary, late century (ivory) byzantine.