THE HODEGETRIA MOTHER OF GOD

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16TH CENTURY

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THE HODEGETRIA MOTHER OF GOD
16TH CENTURY
Supporting Christ and directing the viewer's gaze towards Him, Christ seated on her forearm extending his hand in benediction, the Mother of God portrayed with large eyes and a pained expression, rendered in the traditional style with somber colours, profuse chrysography on Christ's himation, a brilliant gold background illuminating the image
12¼ x 10 3/8 in. (31 x 26.5 cm.)