Lot 5

A MONUMENTAL ICON SHOWING THE SWEET-KISSING MOTHER OF GOD (GLYKOPHILOUSA) Greek, Cretan, late 15th century Tempera on wood panel The Mother of God depicted half-length, tenderly holding the Child. Christ touching his cheek to the face of his Mother. The punched haloes decorated with scrolls, against a brilliant gold background. Areas of restoration. 82 x 62 cm. Literature: E. Vandamme: Van een andere Wereld. unbekende ikonen en Byzantijnse kunst. Exhibited: E. Vandamme: Van een andere Wereld. unbekende ikonen en Byzantijnse kunst, 1997, cat. 25.
MONUMENTAL ICONS WITH THE MOTHER OF GOD GLYCOPHILOUSA Greece, Crete, late 15th century. Heavy hardwood panel. Egg tempera on chalk ground, gold ground, nimbe ornamentally punched. 82 x 62 cm. Restorations. Literature: E. Vandamme: Van een andere Wereld. obekende ikonen en Byzantijnse kunst, 1997, cat. 25.