AN ICON « THE TIKHVINSKAYA MOTHER OF GOD» Russia, 19th century
copper alloy, cast, enamel 11.2 x 10.1 cm Condition: without restoration The icon belongs to the Hodegetria (Directress) iconographic type, the Divine Child and the Mother of God facing each other. The Mother of God is half-length, the Infant Christ is seated on the left arm of the Mother. The Infant Christ’s feet are bent at the knees, His right foot is under the left hand. He holds a scroll in His left hand and with His right hand He blesses.