Hagiography Virgin Mary Holding Baby Jesus

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In this collectible hagiography, Virgin Mary is depicted wearing a red maphorion while Jesus is dressed in a white tunic and orange clothing. The icon has been crafted with the method of the quality silk-screen printing and hand finished by Father Pefkis, a famous Greek hagiographer.

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HAGIOGRAPHY VIRGIN MARY HOLDING BABY JESUS – FATHER PEFKIS – ATHONITE ECCLESIASTICAL ACADEMY

The icon, Virgin Mary Holding Baby Jesus, is a different version of the icon of Virgin Mary Hodegetria.

Hagiography Virgin Mary Holding Baby Jesus – Composition

The Mother of God is wearing a green tunic, a reticulum of the same color and a bright red maphorion with a triangular opening on the cleavage area. The chevron on her right shoulder is adorned with fringes. Virgin Mary is illustrated in bust, with both her body and head leaning towards Christ, while holding him with her left arm.

Christ is dressed in a white tunic and orange clothing. He is blessing, with his right hand while holding a scroll with his left one. On the conical neck, the head of Christ makes a slight movement while gazing at the viewer. On the upper left and right side of Virgin Mary’s halo, on the gold font, the inscription «ΜΡΘΥ» with capital Greek letters can be found.

The famous Greek Hagiographer Father Pefkis!

The icon has been crafted by Father Pefkis, who has studied at the Athonite Ecclesiastical Academy on Mount Athos. He was taught the art of byzantine iconography from monk – professor, Ioannis Branos, one of the most distinguished and skilled connoisseurs of the Byzantine Iconography.

Hagiography Virgin Mary Holding Baby Jesus – Materials Used

This artwork has been crafted with the method of quality silk screen printing. It was coated with pure beeswax in order for the colors and vibrancy of the composition to remain unchanged over the years.

Origin: Father Pefkis Hagiography Workshop

Click here to learn more about the famous Greek hagiographer Father Pefkis

 

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Weight 0.70 kg