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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 90

    THE HODEGETRIA MOTHER OF GOD

    CRETAN, 16TH CENTURY

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    THE HODEGETRIA MOTHER OF GOD
    CRETAN, 16TH CENTURY
    Depicted half-length, the Mother of God facing the onlooker while inclining her head towards her son and pointing at him with her right hand, Christ shown seated on her forearm in three-quarter view, looking at his Mother, raising his hand in benediction and holding a double-sealed scroll, his legs crossed, revealing his right underfoot, their faces highlighted with fine white lines, the Mother of God dressed in a green tunic with golden hems and a brooch on the neckline, with the traditional kekryphalos, her maphorion painted with saturated red, adorned with golden rosettes, hems and fringes, the Child wearing an orange tunic with a green sash, both with profuse chrysography, the sash unusually wrapped around his body, against a brilliant gilt background
    15¾ x 12 3/8 in. (39 x 31.5 cm)


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    For a comparative example, where the sash of Christ is wrapped around his body, see the icon of the Hodegetria in the catalogue Ikonen-Museum, (Recklinghausen, 1976), no.152

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    Literature

    Published in the catalogue Icônes of the gallery Nikolenko (1975), no.11