MOTHER OF GOD HODEGETRIA ICON
The Greek word "Hodegetria" means "she who shows the way" and refers to the raised position of Mary's hand. It is believed that it was the Evangelist Luke who originally painted this icon of Mary. This depiction shows Mary supporting her Son with one hand and indicating to Him with the other. This is hand-made in the traditional manner of Byzantine art, as artists paint with egg, tempura and gold leaf on old wood. Features a wax seal on the back to indicate its authenticity. Includes a detailed explanation of the image. Measures 8" x 17". Imported from Greece.