Virgin Mary Kissing (black 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 the Virgin Mary Kissing is always close to the face of her child that is nestling frightened inside her arms. She is wearing her mourning maphorion. Christ is dressed in a blue-gray sleeved tunic and in a brilliant himation. His look turns to Virgin Mary. 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. The prototype 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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