Queen of Heaven (altar). 2004.

Author: Alexey Leonov
Material: Шамот
Location: Частное собрание


The sculpture of the Merciful Intercessor of all the kingdoms of the Earth was created under the impression of N. Roerich’s painting “The Queen of Heaven over the River of Life” (1911-1914) in the altar of the Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit (Talashkino). The image of the creative principle of the Universe. The Mother of the World is depicted sitting on a throne in continuous labors and prayer for peace. Her hands are folded in a prayerful protective gesture. She blesses and takes upon herself the sorrows and sorrows of the world, filling every life with good joy. The chiton of the Heavenly Patroness is ornamented with images of animals and birds as the Lady of all kingdoms of life.