A LARGE ICON SHOWING THE MOTHER OF GOD AND CHRIST Greek, Cretan, circa 1730 Tempera on wood panel. Portrayed half-length, in three-quarter view, the Mother of God facing the onlooker. Christ holding an open scroll inscribed with a verse. 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 green himation and orange chiton, supplemented by red folds. The haloes with punched patterns, against a brilliant gold background. Vertical crack minimally restored. 60 x 42.7 cm.