Mother of God Sweet Kissing (green maphorion)
25.00€ – 160.00€
This unique work of Byzantine art was crafted with the utmost fidelity on canvas and encraved wood.
The face of Mother of God Sweet Kissing is always close to the face of her child. Christ is nestling frightened inside her arms. She is wearing green tunic and maphorion which is a color friendly to the human nature. Christ is dressed in a blue-gray sleeved tunic and in a brilliant himation. His look turns to Virgin Mary while She turns her look to Jesus. The originality of this image lies on the fact that it is one of the icons that survived from the iconoclasm and were miraculously transferred to Mount Athos. This unique work of Byzantine art was crafted with the utmost fidelity on canvas and encraved wood, with a gold background and is coated with pure beeswax. Father Pefkis, has made this magnificent work in his workshop.
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