769GROSSFORMATIGE IKONE MIT DER GOTTESMUTTER HODEGETRIA Auction: 75-III
Griechenland, Kreta, Ende 17. Jh.
GROSSFORMATIGE IKONE MIT DER GOTTESMUTTER HODEGETRIA
Schwere Laubholz-Einzeltafel. Kowtscheg, Eitempera auf Kreidegrund, Goldgrund
A LARGE ICON SHOWING THE HODIGITRIA MOTHER OF GOD Greek, Creta, late 17th century Tempera on wood panel with kovcheg. Christ seated on his mother's left forearm, extending his hand in blessing and holding a closed scroll, the Mother with a pained expression on her face, directing the viewer's gaze towards her son. Rendered in the traditional Byzantine style with sombre colours. The maphorion rendered with gradated shades, Christ's garments with gold striations, the background gilded with a red border. Restored. 56.5 x 37.5 cm.