798IKONE MIT DER GOTTESMUTTER GLYKOPHILOUSA (SÜSSKÜSSENDE) Auction: 75-III
IKONE MIT DER GOTTESMUTTER GLYKOPHILOUSA (SÜSSKÜSSENDE)
Holztafel, Kowtscheg, Lewkas, Eitempera, Assistgold
AN ICON SHOWING THE MOTHER OF GOD OF THE 'SWEET KISS' (GLYKOPHILOUSA) Russian, circa 1600 Tempera on wood panel with kovcheg. The Mother of God depicted half-length, with elongated, noble features, tenderly holding the Child with both her hands, looking away from the viewer, Christ touching his cheek to the face of his Mother, caressing her chin. His garments and the maphorion with dense gold highlights. The background and border stripped to gesso, restored. 36 x 28 cm.