300SEHR FEINE IKONE MIT DER GOTTESMUTTER ELEUSA (GLYKOPHILOUSA) Auction: 89-II
SEHR FEINE IKONE MIT DER GOTTESMUTTER ELEUSA (GLYKOPHILOUSA)
Schmale Holztafel, rückseitig geflacht. Eitempera auf Kreidegrund, Hintergrund vergoldet, Nimben punziert
A VERY FINE ICON OF THE ELEUSA MOTHER OF GOD (GLYKOPHILOUSA) Veneto-Cretan, circa 1500 Tempera on wood panel. Finely executed on a gold ground. The haloes ornately punched. Portrayed half-length, in three-quarter view, the Mother of God facing the onlooker, with her hands supporting the Child, embracing and bringing him closer to her, leaning forward to touch his face. Him in response stretching his neck in order to reach his Mother's cheek. Christ holding a closed scroll. The flesh modelled in light tan colour, brightened by natural tones, the features accentuated through delicate white brushstrokes. The kekryphalos of the Mother of God rendered in saturated green, her maphorion in carmine with geometrically shaped folds, embellished with a golden hem and fringes. Christ's orange chiton with intense chrysography. Vertical crack, the backside cut. 36 x 27.8 cm.