Iconography:  Holy Virgin Hodegetria

Date: XVI century.

Origin: removed from the Nikolskaya church in the village of Nyonoks of the Archangelskaya region (1762)

Material: Wood, cut-back central portion, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 77 cm, width 56 cm

Our Lady with the Divine Child is represented in compliance with the traditional iconography of Hodegetria. She is depicted practically frontally, Her head slightly inclined to Her Son, while she is in the eye contact with the spectator.  The right hand of the Holy Virgin is pointing at the Divine Child in prayer, He is sitting on her left hand. His right hand is folded in the two-fingered blessing, His left hand is holding a folded scroll.

Registration number ДРЖ-967. © State Museum Association «Art Culture of the Russian North»

Иконы Русского Севера. Шедевры древнерусской живописи Архангельского музея изобразительных искусств. М., 2007. Т. 1. № 23. С. 118.

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