Russian Boy with Religious Gonfalon

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NAP444

First Legion

Figures NAP442-448 depict the evening of September 6, 1812 in hand painted miniature. This was the night before the Battle of Borodino, when the Virgin of Smolensk icon was paraded before the Imperial Russian Army to steel their nerves for the horrors that would come the following morning.

This boy carries the gonfalon decorated with a portrait of Christ and Suppedaneum crosses. Gonfalons were often commissioned and kept by confraternities, lay religious groups who gathered together for devotional purposes such as the singing of hymns (laudae) or the performance of charitable works.

The last photo shows the entire 'Russian Virgin of Smolensk' vignette. The additional figures are available separately.