School of Volhynia. Russian. Medium: tempera on panel. Date: 18th Century. According to legend on 17 April 1198 a monk went as usual to pray on top of the Mount of Pochaev, a pillar of fire appeared and when the flame had died down they saw the Blessed Mother on the mount; When the apparition disappeared the imprint of her right foot had been left embedded in the rock; Provenance: Monastery of the Caves, Kiev. Photographic Rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.