Holy Virgin Hodegetria
Iconography: Our Lady of Smolensk
Date: XVI century. The late 17th c.
Origin: From the left part of the sovereign tier of the iconostasis in a church of the Resurrection Convent.
Material: Wood, tempera
Dimensions: height 121 cm, width 98 cm
Traditional in the composition, the icon obviously belongs to the iconographic type known as Our Lady of Smolensk. A rare element of this artwork is the Infant Christ’s himation taken down to the waist and opening a light-green chiton with an ornamented clavus. The faces of the saints are noted for the profound and contemplative expression.