Holy Virgin Hodegetria

Iconography:  Holy Virgin Hodegetria

Date: XVI century. First quarter of the 16th c.

Icon-painter: The Moscow iconographer, follower of Dionysius

Origin: From the Pokrov monastery in Suzdal.

Material: Wood, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 115 cm, width 88 cm

The icon is a true copy of the honored image of Holy Virgin Hodegetria from the Ascension Convent in the Moscow Kremlin. Our Lady is shown in a frontal pose, Her head slightly turned to the Divine Child sitting on Her left hand, the right hand of Maria is extended before her chest to Her Son. The Divine Child is presented in a frontal pose. His right hand is raised in a gesture of blessing and His left hand holds the white folded scroll put on His knee. In the upper corners of the icon are half-figures of archangels Michael (to the right) and Gabriel (to the left), their hands covered with the cloth. 

Inv. № В-6300/35 

© The Vladimir-Suzdal History, Architecture and Art Museum and Reserve 

Bibliography: Иконы Владимира и Суздаля. М., 2006. №4. С. 142. (Описание Л.А. Щенниковой).

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