1402BEDEUTENDE, MONUMENTALE IKONE MIT DER GOTTESMUTTER DER PASSION ( Auction: 80-III
BEDEUTENDE, MONUMENTALE IKONE MIT DER GOTTESMUTTER DER PASSION (
Massive Laubholz-Tafel. Eitempera auf Kreidegrund, Hintergrund vergoldet und ornamental punziert
AN IMPORTANT AND MONUMENTAL ICON SHOWING THE MOTHER OF GOD OF THE PASSION (STRASTNAYA) Greek, 17th century Tempera on wood panel. The Mother of God portrayed half-length, looking at the beholder, supporting Christ on her left forearm, the latter leaning forward, turning his head towards the angel behind him and grasping his Mother's right hand. The angel carrying the instruments of Christ's Passion. The garments of the Mother of God coloured in red with black folds. Christ's blue chiton decorated with gold ornaments, his orange himation highlighted with dense chrysography. Against a gold background. The upper left corner minimally damaged, minimally restored. 78 x 55.8 cm. This iconography of the Mother of God was developed in Crete during the 15th century. One of the most famous, early examples of the subject is the icon painted by the celebrated Cretan iconographer, Andreas Ritzos, today at the Recklinghausen Museum.