Lot 1

A VERY FINE ICON SHOWING THE SWEET-KISSING MOTHER OF GOD (GLYKOPHILOUSA) Greek, Cretan, about 1500 tempera on wood panel. The Mother of God shown half-length, supporting Christ, the latter seated on his Mother's right forearm, blessing and holding a closed scroll. The Virgin wearing a maroon maphorion. The tooled haloes with scrolls, against a gold background. Wearings, minor losses, the carnation partially restored. 45.5 x 35.5 cm.
VERY FINE ICONS WITH THE GOD-MOTHER GLYKOPHILOUSA Greece, Crete, around 1500 hardwood single panel. Egg tempera on chalk ground, gold ground, ornamentally punched nimbus. 45.5 x 35.5 cm. Min. colour splinters, rubbed off gilding, incarnate parts partially rest.