Orthodox icon of the Most Holy and Ever Virgin Theotokos by the Cross (1). Fresco of 11 cent. Athens, Greece.
This is the figure of the Theotokos from the intensely classicist representation of the Crucifixion. The psychic passion of the Theotokos is declared by the expression of the deep melancholy and the kind gesture. The harmonious physique and the attitude of the Theotokos are from the standards of the classical antiquity.