Lot 8

A LARGE ICON OF THE HODIGITRIA MOTHER OF GOD Veneto-Cretan, about 1500 tempera on wood panel. Christ seated on his mother's left forearm, extending his hand in blessing and holding a closed scroll. The Mother with a pained expression on her face, directing the viewer's gaze towards her son. Rendered in the traditional Byzantine style with sombre colours. The maphorion rendered with gradated shades, Christ's garments with gold striations, the background gilded with a red border. Areas of retouching, wearings, minor losses. 44.2 x 33 cm.
BIG ICON WITH THE GOD-MOTHER HODEGETRIA Veneto-Crete table, around 1500 compound of two wooden panels with two back-sponki. Egg tempera on chalk ground over canvas, background gilt. 44.2 x 33 cm. Half-figure reproduction of the Mother of God holding the Christ Boy in her left arm and with her right touching his knee. The boy has raised his right hand in blessing and holds a closed scroll. His orange-coloured himation is structured by strong bundles of folds. Friction, minor loss of substance, partial attunements.