Mother of God Iverskaya

Region: Russia
Period: 19th century
Size: 31 x 27 cm


This icon shows a somewhat rarer theme of the Mother of God Hodegetria (literally: “she who shows the way”). The Mother of God has the Christ Child on her left arm. She points at him with her right hand. Christ carries a closed scroll in his left hand and makes a gesture of blessing with his right hand. The decoration on the head covering of the Mother of God is striking.