Theotokos the Embodiment

Iconography:  Theotokos the Embodiment

Date: XVI century. The first quarter of the 16th c.

Iconographic school/art center:  The Vologda school

Origin: From the Ioanno-Predtechensky Glushitsko-Sosnovetsky monastery.

Material: Wood, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 75 cm, width 130 cm

In the central part of the icon is the half-length frontal figure of the Mother of God, with hands spread apart. On her breast is the half-figure of Christ Emmaneul, whose hands are raised in pontifical blessing (with both hands). The Mother of God is surrounded by the shining glory, composed of juxtaposed red squares with incurved sides and a green rhombus. Glorification of the Mother of God on the icon is emphasized by the figures of heavenly powers – seraphim and cherubs – on either side of Her shining glory.

Inv. NO ВОКМ 7893 © Vologda State Museum of History, Architecture and Art

  • General view
  • The Mother of God with the Child