London, South Kensington
14 June 2006
MOTHER OF GOD OF JERUSALEM
JERUSALEM, 18TH CENTURY
The Virgin supports Christ with her left hand and points to him with her right, whilst him makes the sign of benediction and holds a scroll. The colours are saturated but bright and they stand out, especially the golden haloes, against the deep green background. On the reverse of the panel, a letter explains that the icon was given as a gift, sent from Jerusalem.
10 7/8 x 8 5/8 in. (27.75 x 22 cm)
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