403SEHR FEINE IKONE MIT DER GOTTESMUTTER DER PASSION Auction: 71-II
SEHR FEINE IKONE MIT DER GOTTESMUTTER DER PASSION
Laubholz-Einzeltafel mit zwei Rückseiten-Sponki (einer verloren). Eitempera auf Kreidegrund, Hintergrund vergoldet
A VERY FINE ICON SHOWING THE MOTHER OF GOD OF THE PASSION Veneto-Cretan, circa 1500 Tempera on wood panel. Finely executed on a gold ground. 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 white folds. Christ's orange himation highlighted with dense chrysography. Inscribed on the right border (illegible). Minimally restored. 31 x 25 cm. Gottesmutter ist durch weiße Falten strukturiert. Das orangefarbene Himation Christi ziert 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.