Theotokos "Hodegetria" icon (8)
Orthodox icon of our Most Holy and Ever- Virgin Theotokos "Hodegetria" or "Odegetria".Mosaic on wood, St. Catherine's Monastery Sinai, early 13 century.
This icon made in mosaic depicts Theotokos holding the Child in Her arms against highly particular background covered by intricate geometric designs.The close-up view of the image reveals both the artist's skill and the refined technique with which he made the face of Theotokos, whose flesh and features are rendered through delicately shade colors. The drapery of the clothing of both figures is presented with subtle lines following a technique employed in other icons and painting of the period.
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